Now that spring football is over for the Florida Gators coaching staff, the staff is focusing fully on recruiting, and they’ve offered several prospects this week.
Receiver Michael Turner Jr. (6-1, 175, New Orleans, LA. John Curtis) was one of those prospects offered this week after he talked to multiple coaches.
“I was on the phone with Coach [Jabbar] Juluke and Coach [Billy] Gonzales,” Turner said on who offered him on Tuesday. “They were saying how much I can be a difference maker and the type of speed I have and ability to beat a defense. They like my catching abilities and how I can also play both sides of the ball.”
Turner has picked up several offers this spring, but he admits picking up an offer from the Gators was a big one to him.
“It means a lot really because a big, amazing school like Florida to take the time to look at me and offer me is crazy,” he said on what the offer means to him. “My reaction was insane; I was so happy, and it really made my day 100 times better.”
Receivers coach Billy Gonzales and running backs coach Jabbar Juluke both explained a little about themselves to Turner on Tuesday when they talked.
“Coach Gonzales was just asking me stuff about family and things like when will I make a decision to commit,” Turner said on his talks with the staff. “He wanted to what I look for in a school in order to commit and Coach Juluke was telling me all about how he’s from New Orleans and how he coached Edna Karr and recruits the New Orleans area.”
Gonzales and Juluke made a big first impression on Turner on Tuesday when the group spoke over the phone.
“I’m not going to lie, the time we were on the phone together I felt like they’re some really great people to be around,” he said on what he likes about the staff. “Everything is real about them, and nothing seemed fake.”
Turner admits that he doesn’t know a lot about the Gators but he does remember several things about Florida from growing up.
“Not really much but growing up I used to think like Florida has some crazy uniforms,” Turner said on what he knows about Florida. “They’re a great team and things like that and I just used to think like what if I ever get an offer from a school like that and now God has blessed me and made it possible for it to happen.”
Next up for Turner will be a visit to LSU this weekend but the receiver admits that he has a new leader in his recruitment.
“I 100 percent plan to visit,” he said on his interest in Florida. “From all the people that I have talked too and asked me where Florida stands, I told them all that right now Florida is at the top. Number 1.”