Adrain Turner (pronounced A-dree-en) is one of four defensive backs in Nebraska?s 2003 class of signees and one of six players from the state of Texas. The six signees from Texas represent Nebraska?s biggest recruiting haul in the Lone Star State since signing seven Texas high school prospects in 1989.
Turner played primarily running back for Terrell High School as a senior. He ran for 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns to lead Terrell to the Class 4-A playoffs and a 9-2 overall record. He also caught two touchdown passes and returned a kickoff 85 yards for a game-winning score in 2002 for Coach Tom Ed Gooden. Turner was an all-state pick by the Associated Press and the state?s coaches. He was the offensive MVP of his district and earned all-area honors. The 2002 season marked Turner?s third straight year as an all-district pick, as he helped Terrell advance to the state playoffs each of his three years at the varsity level.
Turner, who has been clocked in the 40-yard dash in less than 4.4 seconds, started at cornerback as a sophomore and junior. He finished 2001 with more than 140 tackles, 15 pass breakups and picked off four passes, one of which he returned to the opponent?s five-yard line. He also had a 95-yard kickoff return as a junior, and in limited time at tailback had a game in which he rushed for 312 yards on 32 carries.
Turner was ranked as the No. 71 overall prospect in the state of Texas by SuperPrep magazine, while TheInsiders.com ranked him as the nation?s No. 27 prospect at safety.
A four-year member of the Terrell track team, Turner competed in the 100 and 200 meters and the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams. He was a regional qualifier in the 200 and as a part of the sprint relay team in 2002. His best times are 10.4 in the 100 meters and 21.3 in the 200.
Turner chose Nebraska over Arkansas, TCU, Arkansas State and Louisiana Tech, and drew recruiting interest from Oklahoma and Virginia Tech. Turner is the son of Carl Turner. Adrain was born on Oct. 12, 1984. His brother, Carl (20) played cornerback at Tarleton State in 2002, and he has an older sister, Karin (23).