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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Stewart Turner verbals to Ball State

Wanted to take a minute to congratulate Orrville senior DB/WR and special teams extraordinaire Stewart Turner for his verbal commitment over the weekend to Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Ball State was the first school to offer him, and over the weekend he attended Ball State's win over Indiana at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The school has been very aggressive in recruiting the speedster, and I think he'll be a great fit there.

The verbal was first reported Monday evening by the Ball State website and verified by the website earlier today.

This continues the streak of Orrville football players to land Division 1 offers, joining the likes of Tim Hiller, Rhyne Ladrach, Chase Hoobler, Sam Miller and Max Pirman.

Turner is being recruited by the Cardinals as a defensive back, but his ability anywhere on the field can't be questioned. He'll be an asset to the Cardinals at any position.

Since coming to Orrville last season, Turner has averaged nearly 100 all-purpose yards per game and has scored 13 touchdowns in 16 games.  His versatility is a big part of Orrville's fast 2-0 start and he's a game changer with elite speed and great hands at the receiver position and great cover ability from his cornerback spot.

Always gives me a lot of 'Rider Pride' to report on an Orrville athlete earning a full scholarship to play at the next level. It's great to see young people use the gifts they're given and work hard for to further themselves.

Congrats to Stewart, his family, coaches and teammates.

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