Arkansas commitment A.J. Turner recently took a trip close to his hometown of Lepanto Arkansas when he took an unofficial visit to Arkansas State to attend the Red Wolves final scrimmage of ASU's fall camp.
AStateNation.com caught up with Turner Monday night to get his thoughts on his recent visit to the Arkansas State University campus.
"Arkansas State is really coming a long as a team, Hugh Freeze has them going in a great direction," Turner said. "They could be a team to watch out for in the future."
Turner made the short trip from East Poinsett County to Jonesboro Saturday to watch the scrimmage game and visit with the Red Wolf coaching staff.
"They definitely gave me a lot of attention," Turner said. "Their coaches are really nice. Coach David Gunn, Coach (Hugh) Freeze and Coach Maurice Harris all spent a lot of time talking to me."
While Turner remains committed to the Razorbacks, one thing that stood out to the outside linebacker about the Red Wolves is the fact its a lot closer to home for him.
"It's definitely closer to home," Turner said. "My dad played basketball there, I grew up going to the campus a lot."
Turner said that he is planning on taking official visits to Arkansas State, Ole Miss and Arkansas.
"I may take an unofficial to Ole Miss in the near future," Turner said. "They want me to come up and see the campus.I plan on taking official visits to Arkansas State, Ole Miss and Arkansas."
Turner, a two sport standout, had a phenomenal junior season in which he led the state in tackles with 177 stops.
He also caught 30 passes for 670 yards and had 457 yards rushing while finding the end zone 21 times throughout the air and on the ground.