Ezekiel Turner, a junior college safety originally from Maryland, has made a verbal commitment to the Huskies, the second commitment of the day for UW.
Turner, who played this season at Los Angeles Pierce College, is listed at 6 feet 3 and 200 pounds on his hudl.com page. He is listed as a three-star recruit by Scout.
UW defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake recently visited Turner’s family in Maryland. Turner told Scout that Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops had also made the trip to Maryland to meet his family.
The Huskies, young and thin in the defensive secondary this season, could use a strong safety of Turner’s size. Sophomore Kevin King, UW’s starter at strong safety this season, is more of a natural free safety.
“With Washington, I have a great relationship with the coaches and they need a safety right away,” Turner told Dawgman.com. “They also have great academics and I really like their location and they have a really good program up there.
“When you look at Oklahoma, they have a good program and a winning tradition. I have a good relationship with the coaches there too and their location is great.”
He will reportedly have three years of eligibility remaining with four years to use them (meaning he can redshirt).
— Ezekiel Turner (@zeke_turner) December 15, 2014