Sunday, October 20, 2013
Turner recaps official visit to Ohio State
By Reggie Rankin
Center/power forward Myles Turner (Bedford, Texas/Trinity), the No. 2 player in the ESPN 100, has returned home to Texas after spending the weekend at Ohio State, his first official visit.
"The practice really stood out on Saturday morning. It was very intense and everybody was energized," Turner said.
Turner was also impressed with how much the student body and city of Columbus loved the Buckeyes.
"I was walking around with Sam Thompson and Aaron Craft and everybody we saw showed them love," Turner said. "I had a great visit with Coach [Thad] Matta and he went over the plan he has in place for me on how I would be utilized on offense and defense and how he would get me ready for the next level."
Turner also was impressed with his academic meetings.
"My academic interest in psychology with an emphasis in counseling, and I met with the head of psychology," Turner said. “It was very impressive.”
So, what’s next for Turner?
"This coming weekend I am going to Houston and work out with Coach John Lucas and continue to get ready for the high school season,” he said. “I might take another visit or two this fall, but I am still discussing it with my parents."
Turner has a list of eight schools on top but thinks Louisville might have moved on since he has not heard from them in a while. That makes sense since the Cardinals received recent commitments from power forward Jaylen Johnson and center Chinanu Onuaku and is in an in-state battle with Kentucky for ESPN 100 power forward Trey Lyles, the No. 7 prospect overall.
In addition to Ohio State, Turner is still considering Kansas, Duke, Kentucky, Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma State.
Turner has a plan in place for when he wants to commit and sign.
"I might commit early if I know where I want to go after a few visits, but I am definitely going to sign late," Turner said.