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Gifted 2021 SDE Shemar Turner receives Texas offer

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Turner is a Dallas-area recruit who’s recruiting is beginning to take off.

3-star SDE Shemar Turner
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The Texas Longhorns have extended an offer to a defensive prospect from a powerhouse program in North Texas.

Desoto strong-side defensive end Shemar Turner receives an opportunity from Tom Herman and his staff Friday afternoon. The 2021 prospect took to Twitter to announce his latest offer.

Thus far, Turner has been making a great impression on college coaches. Turner has earned 15 offers from programs such as Arizona State, Baylor, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, and Texas A&M.

Texas is in the process of commencing a deep-rooted pipeline within the Dallas-Fort Worth area with the #DallasToAustin movement. Turner will be one of those prospects that the Horns will be in pursuit for during his recruitment.

The “Desoto U” product visited the Forty Acres for Junior Day and had great things to say about the Longhorn program after that experience.

“Their staff and their players standout the most,” Turner expressed to BON in the past. “I learned about their stadium, how much they were worth, their different degrees, and all that.”

The three-star prospect is coming off a sophomore campaign in which he met the ball carrier on 70 tackles, sacked the quarterback four times, and forced multiple turnovers. The rising edge rusher is as versatile as any player in the state at his position for the class of 2021. Turner is a fierce striker at the point of attack and looks to punish whoever has possession of the ball. Because of Turner’s ability to run well, you’ll see him line up as a 3-4 outside linebacker and display his ability to move and cover in space. At the next level, Turner could be a dual-threat defensive end depending how he continues to grow. However, it’s great to see a kid his age with that stature show the capability of being agile, athletic, and flexible.

The Longhorns have now offered 11 defensive ends in next year’s recruiting class. Texarkana Pleasant Grove defensive end’s Landon Jackson and Marcus Burris, Katy Tompkins strong-side defensive end Tunmise Adeleye, Port Arthur Memorial strong-side defensive end Jordon Thomas, and Wichita Falls Rider strong-side defensive end E’maurion Banks are the other in-state edge rushers that have picked up a Texas offer.

At 6’3.5, 260 pounds, Turner is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 279 prospect and as the No. 22 strong-side defensive end in the 2021 cycle, per the 247Sports.