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Posted on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 3:17 p.m.

Former top Michigan football recruit Justin Turner turns up in Hawaii's class

By Kyle Meinke

Former star Michigan football recruit Justin Turner has resurfaced at Hawaii.

The former five-star cornerback arrived in Ann Arbor in 2009, party to a recruiting class that included future stars such as Denard Robinson, Tate Forcier, Taylor Lewan and Fitz Toussaint.

Turner was ranked higher than any of them.

Yet, his time with Michigan got off to a rough start when he was delayed by the NCAA Clearinghouse. He eventually redshirted that season, then requested a release at the start of the 2010 fall camp.

He never played a down for the Wolverines.

Turner played last season at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College, then committed to join Hawaii's recruiting class on Dec. 4.

He is now ranked a two-star corner/safety, according to Scout.

Kyle Meinke covers Michigan football for He can be reached at 734-623-2588, by email at and followed on Twitter @kmeinke.



Tue, Jan 31, 2012 : 8:17 a.m.

It seems these ratings are so much determined by a guy going to recruiting camps and selling himself. A guy who is a late bloomer in his senior year-who didn't try or didn't have the money or support to market himself (like Drake and Will Henry) can become much better football players than these 5 stars.


Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 9:40 p.m.

Wow. Rankings are meaningless.