Kent Turene understands the opportunity he could have at the University of Florida.
The Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson linebacker has been a hot commodity in the recruiting world, claiming more than 30 offers, but with spots opening up at his position at Florida, Turene knows he could see the field earlier in Gainesville.
“They lack depth at linebacker,” Turene said of Florida.
Something like that can usually green light today’s recruit, but Turene is still weighing his options. While he said he has “high” interest in Florida, he still plans to trim his list after he takes all his visits this summer. No commitment date has been set.
Turene has visited Florida, LSU and Florida State so far this summer and told Rivals.com earlier this week that he’d like to visit Alabama, Mississippi State, Mississippi, USC, Tennessee and Georgia.
It was believed Florida was the leader for Turene, who Rivals lists as a four-star prospect and the 12th-best linebacker in the country. He visited UF in June and said his time there was “great,” but he isn’t officially naming the Gators as his leader.
Things should heat up with Turene as the summer continues and he takes more visits. Turene didn’t work out in Gainesville, but could return for Friday Night Lights later this month.
As a junior, the 6-foot-3, 230-pound linebacker recorded 120 tackles, 10 sacks, two interceptions and forced two fumbles.