Massillon Washington defensive back Justin Turner visited Michigan on Tuesday. He was going to visit Ohio State this weekend, but decided Friday morning not to make the trip to Columbus.
By late Friday afternoon Turner had committed to the Wolverines.
“I committed to Michigan,” Turner said. “I told coach (Rich) Rodriguez. He said I made his weekend.”
The 6-foot-2 and 190-pound Turner had scholarship offers from Michigan, Ohio State, Illinois and West Virginia, but the feeling was his decision would come down to the Wolverines or Buckeyes. Turner's mother favored Ohio State and his dad liked Michigan.
“My dad said to make the decision I wanted to,” Turner said. “My mom said I'm making a mistake, but it's my decision.”
When asked why he selected Michigan, Turner said, “I've always been a Michigan fan. Ohio State is a great place, don't get me wrong. But I just preferred Michigan.
“I liked the Michigan coaches and players. I like the weight room and the stadium. I liked everything about Michigan.”
As to whether or not he would still visit Ohio State in the future and possibly change his mind, Turner said, “No, I won't be going down there.”
Turner, who will play cornerback for the Wolverines, made 38 tackles and intercepted four passes during his junior season. He played cornerback as well as some quarterback, wide receiver and running back.