Want the latest on Nebraska's 2011 recruiting class? Jamal Turner might be your best source.
The highly regarded quarterback, from Arlington, Texas, has been following the status of prospective teammates ever since he made an oral commitment last January. And so far, he likes what he sees.
“We're turning out to be a good class,” Turner said. “It's looking good.”
Of course, lately Turner's been doing more than simply monitoring the growing group of 2011 NU commitments (the total's at 13 now). He's trying to become student of the game.
He always keeps his eye on most recent recruiting news, though. He knows that he and several others have been getting good reviews.
Last week, Rivals.com updated its list of the top 2011 Texas recruits. Turner's No. 20. San Antonio running back Aaron Green, a Nebraska target, is No. 3.
Maybe the biggest surprise on the list is cornerback Tevin Mitchel, from just outside of the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. He's is No. 13.
Remember, the 6-foot, 175-pounder had just a couple scholarship offers heading into the spring. But since then, he's blossomed into a big-time target. Mitchel is No. 6 on the Rivals.com list of top cornerbacks.
Turner says Mitchel's the real deal.
“Tevin, I promise you, he's going to be one of the best corners in state,” he said.
And as for Bubba Starling? Turner doesn't mind that there's another quarterback in Nebraska's class.
“A lot of people asked me about Bubba Starling,” Turner said. “Everybody asks me about him. I don't really care too much. I'm ready to compete.”