#7 Phoebus RB Anthony Turner (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Monarchs hoping to be crowned after ODU offers Phoebus RB Anthony Turner
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757
Year after year it seems as though the coaching staff at Phoebus continues to get it right and this off-season has been no different. From a recruiting standpoint, the offseason has continued to be kind to the Phantoms as multiple student-athletes have been offered the opportunity continue their athletic and academic careers outside of Phoebus. Prospects such as Jaylen White (2020 RB 5-10 182), Chris Daniels (2020 QB 5-11 70), Josiah Silver (2020 DE 6-2 225), and Joshua Austin (2020 DE 6-0 200) among others have placed themselves on a fast track to success with their impact on both the playing field and in the classroom.
It’s time that we add Anthony Turner (2021 RB 6-1 190) to the mix.
The rising junior made headlines at the end of last week after picking up his first collegiate offer from the University of Virginia. This made Phoebus the only program in the Peninsula District to possess two running backs that both combined for over 2,000 rushing yards last season and both have fielded collegiate offers. Turner was able to add to his small collection on Wednesday afternoon by picking up his second offer from Coach Bobby Wilder and Old Dominion.
“Coach Blunt informed me that Old Dominion had interest in me,” Turner told recruit757. “Then he and Coach Allen talked on the phone and after that Coach Blunt let me know that I had the offer.”
After picking up his first offer from Virginia last Friday, Turner expressed that he was initially extremely excited about the Cavaliers decision to place their faith in him. However, his excitement quickly turned sober as he realized that there was a lot more work to do moving forward. The excitement for the Monarchs today is just as high as it was for the Cavaliers last week. But the urge to work harder is as high now as it has ever been.
“I’m excited knowing that my hard work is paying off and that I have great coaches to push me to my limit every day,” Turner explained. “I have actually watched Old Dominion growing up and it’s always great to have a program like that close to home.”
The Phoebus product is yet to take a visit out to ODU, but is working out a chance to get in a visit sometime during the regular season.
– Brandon Mitchell