Turner Visits VT

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Harrisonburg’s (VA) Landon Turner followed through and visited Virginia Tech last Saturday. According to the talented big man’s stepfather, Christopher Womack, the visit went well. The 6-6, 300-pound rising senior, who last was in Blacksburg for the Spring Game, learned more about Virginia Tech on the academic front than he had in previous visits.

“We had a really nice visit,” Womack wrote via email. “We had a great visit with one of the Associate Deans from the Business School and Landon got to find out a lot about the business school. That’s actually a really big priority with him. We also got to see a lot of the campus that we hadn’t seen before. A lot of times the visits get a bit repetitive but this was a really nice trip for everyone! Landon remains very high on Tech.”

Turner continues to consider other offers, but North Carolina and Virginia Tech have been tied atop Turner’s list for several months now. According to Womack, nothing has changed but there is a new school to watch out for.

“That’s still accurate,” Womack wrote. “Keep an eye on Florida. They are really turning it up and he’s getting a lot more interested in that possibility.”

Clemson, Florida, N.C. State and UCLA are the four newest offers for Turner, who also has been offered by East Carolina, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Michigan State, North Carolina, Rutgers, Stanford, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. He will attend one-day camps at North Carolina and West Virginia this month and plans to visit Florida in July. Are any other visits planned for the rest of the summer?

“He’s probably going to try and get in an extra visit to Florida while he visits his dad in South Carolina,” Womack wrote. “We’ve got a lot of catching up to do in terms of learning about their program. That’s it though.”

When decision time comes, Turner will examine a number of factors.

“He’s got a good mix of objective and subjective impressions he’s looking at,” Womack wrote. “He knows about the academics at each school, including their respective business schools. That’s something that he doesn’t