6-6, 300-pound offensive tackle Landon Turner made another college visit this past weekend, when he headed to Virginia Tech for its Spring Game. Turner’s step-father, Christopher Womack, answered the latest on the Harrisonburg High School (VA) star junior.
Turner is no stranger to Virginia Tech, as he has now visited Blacksburg four times.
“He’s always excited about a Virginia Tech visit,” Womack wrote via e-mail. “It’s hard to compare to previous visits as we’ve visited four times now and he’s very used to the place now.”
Tech head coach Frank Beamer met with Turner and family as soon as they arrived.
“It was informal and he just asked Landon about how things were going,” Womack wrote. “We always appreciate how Coach Beamer talks WITH Landon instead of AT him. He talked a little about Tech’s success in going to BCS bowl games.”
A large number of former Hokies in the NFL were on hand Saturday. Did this have an impression on Turner?
“He did notice how many NFL guys were there and commented to me about that,” Womack wrote.
One of the most highly recruited offensive linemen in the state of Virginia’s 2011 class, Turner holds official offers from the following schools: East Carolina, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan State, North Carolina, Rutgers, Stanford, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. LSU and Marshall have verbally offered, but Womack says the official letters have not been received.
Turner had listed a top five, but things have changed slightly.
“He doesn’t really have a top 5 anymore,” Womack wrote. “It’s more like a top 3 (UNC, Va Tech, WVU) and also considering (Michigan State, UVA, LSU). He’s still open to finding out about other programs as offers emerge.
“The plan right now is to do three officials (WVU, Tech, UNC) and then announce. He’s holding out the possibility of visiting one or two others.”
Having made numerous visits over the course of last fall, winter and into the spring, Turner next plans to visit West Virginia for...
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