OT: Justin Turner to Akron?

Submitted by ndjames86 on April 12th, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Was reading the local paper and came across this article saying that now there's speculation Justin Turner won't be going to Hawaii. Regardless of where he ends up I wish him the best and am anxious to see him play some football and see how he pans out.

"As recently as December, Turner, who starred at defensive back, was expected to end up at the University of Hawaii after orally committing Dec. 4, according to reports. Apparently, however, that has fallen through leaving the Zips as a viable option."

http://www.ohio.com/blogs/ua-zips/university-of-akron-zips-blog-1.277207/zips-football-former-massillon-standout-appears-at-practice-1.294844

Comments

Lionsfan

April 12th, 2012 at 10:30 PM ^

MIA, he was supposed to go to San Jose St, but never showed up and was officially released from the program Jan, 9th this year. Apparently grades played an issue but I'm not clear on that. Since then he's gone off of the map

Ziff72

April 13th, 2012 at 8:31 AM ^

Is he still eligible to play football?   He feels like Robbie Hummel  I think he would qualify as a freshmen play wise but he should be graduated by now if he has been in school(s).  What a crazy saga.

Magnus

April 13th, 2012 at 9:37 AM ^

He was in the class of 2009, so he would be a redshirt junior this year.  Since he's coming from a lower division, he'll be eligible to play immediately in 2012 and 2013.

Eleven Year Wo…

July 23rd, 2013 at 12:12 PM ^

I don't have enough points to post this as a new thread.

 

I spoke with Justin today. He intends to play this fall at Walsh University in Canton, Ohio--just up the road from his hometown of Massillon.

 

Walsh used to be an NAIA school, but is now DII and in the GLIAC south division.

He apparently has two seasons of eligibility left in DII. My understanding is that the clock rule is different so he would only have one season in DI.

JayMo4

July 23rd, 2013 at 3:40 PM ^

Just to further put this in perspective, there are probably six or eight football stadiums in Stark County ohio that are bigger than Walsh's, including Massillon's Paul Brown Stadium where he played HS ball and North Canton Hoover high school's stadium down the road from Walsh.  Pretty big drop-off from the Big House.  Hope it works out for him, though.  I'm sure the Walsh coaches are thrilled!