It’s never too late to sign: Auburn adds late 2014 prospect

Offensive Coach Gus Malzahn

Who said you can’t sign after signing day?

Joseph Turner, a cornerback out of College of San Mateo in California, has joined the Auburn class of 2014–and he is expected to sign very soon. He’s a 6-foot-2, 190-pound cornerback originally out of Sacramento (Calif.), and he was once a commitment to Mike Leach at Washington State, but had to go the junior college route. He is rated a three-star prospect. His junior college coach Tweeted the news out, and said Turner got a chance to be around Auburn’s 2010-11 national championship trophy.

It is worthy of note–the national signing period extends several months. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t a one day event on the first Wednesday in February–it’s actually an extended time period.

Turner was supposed to be an early enrollee at Washington State, but when he didn’t graduate on time in December, the Cougars filled his spot and he was without a college home temporarily.

On a separate, but likely related, note: High school four-star DB prospect Kalvarez Bessent’s status with Auburn may be in limbo after his felony arrest this past weekend. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn’s only comment so far as been “aware of the situation and is continuing to gather information,” according to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. If Bessent is jettisoned from the class, that would definitely explain the late pickup.

Auburn now has 24 class members for 2014.



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