Millwood’s Josh Turner commits to Texas; Falcons star had 24 offers

By Robert Przybylo, Staff Writer, bprzybylo@opubco.com Modified: June 19, 2010 at 6:16 pm •  Published: June 19, 2010
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The No. 1 thing Millwood’s Josh Turner said he felt after committing to Texas on Saturday: “relieved.”

Turner, considered the state’s top recruit, received interest from a who’s who in college football as the Falcons wide receiver and cornerback had 24 offers before making his decision.

He said he’s visited the Texas campus once. He felt welcomed there, and he didn’t want to wait anymore.

“I sat down with everyone the last couple of days and thought about all the trips I’ve made,” Turner said. “Everybody was kind of waiting for me to make a decision, and I didn’t see a point to waiting until the end of the summer when I knew where I wanted to go.”

Turner also had offers from the majority of the Big 12, including OU, from much of the SEC, including Alabama, and Notre Dame, among others.

He is ranked No. 87 on the ESPNU 150 list of top players nationally and is No. 55 on the Rivals 100 list. He was also named to the Under Armour All-American team.

Turner said it was a tough decision between Texas and Nebraska.

“It was real hard because I loved my trip to Nebraska, but I just feel Texas is the right fit for me," Turner said.