March 16, 2011

Turner continues the Akron tradition

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The Akron (Ohio) area has had a pretty magnificent run of talent at the running back position over the past handful of years. Players like Chris Wells, Tyrell Sutton, Delone Carter, and Tyson Gulley have all come out of the area over the last decade and the next in line looks to be class of 2013 product Aregeros Turner.

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound sophomore from Copley High School racked up over 1,400 yards rushing this past season after going for over 1,000 as a freshman the year before.

Needless to say, colleges are taking notice. The talented runner holds a verbal offer from Illinois and is also hearing from programs around the nation.

"I'm hearing from Oregon, Illinois, Texas A&M, and Michigan State," Turner said.

Ohio State assistant coach Jim Bollman has also been in contact with the Copley coaching staff about Turner who is one of the top sophomore prospects in the Buckeye State.

While many northeast Ohio kids grow up rooting for Ohio State, Turner has chosen a different path as his childhood favorite resides in the ACC.

"My favorite school is 'The U'," Turner said, referring to Miami (FL). "I always was a Devin Hester fan. I just like the way that they're fast and talented."

As the next outstanding Akron area back, Turner is able to get advice from another former Copley standout.

"Delone Carter was actually at the school last week he went to Copley too," Turner explained. "He usually comes back and talks to me during two-a-days. He just tells me to keep working hard and to stay in the weight room."

Carter isn't the only Akron area standout that Turner can look to for advice, however.

"I'm actually closest with Tyson Gulley who just went to Syracuse," Turner said. "He comes over all of the time when he's in town and we just talk about football a lot."

Turner will be busy over the next few months as he plans on competing at the Ohio State NIKE Camp at the end of May as well as camps at Oregon and USC over the summer.


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