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Recruit Spotlight: QB Turner Francis, Minden High School, Class of 2014

October 22, 2013

Turner Francis
– Property of LAFM

By Reid Althage


LAFM: Name, Position, Team?

My name is Turner Francis. I am a Senior Quarterback at Minden High School.

LAFM:  How is the season going so far for you and your team?

Well comparing to last year, we are doing a lot better. Now that we are in district play it is important for us to play well and continue to get better.

LAFM: Which Game are you looking forward to?

I would have to say our game against Benton High School. We have a rivalry with Benton which always makes those games exciting. Also, it is going to be our homecoming game and a lot of people are going to be there.  We want to make our home crowd proud.

LAFM: ACT and GPA?

21 and 3.5

LAFM: Current height and weight?

6-0, 185


LAFM: 40-yard dash time? Max bench, clean, and squat?

Well I lost about 40 pounds since I last ran a 40, so I am not sure in that department. My max bench is 245, max clean is 235, and max squat is 430.


LAFM: Who is your favorite football player of all time?

I would have to say Terry Bradshaw. He played at Woodlawn which is near us, and my grandpa played against him in college. I always heard about him growing up and what a great player he was.

LAFM: You said your grandpa played in college?

Yea, my grandpa played at Northwestern State University. He also went to Minden and played quarterback.  He was a big influence on me and my decision to play football.

LAFM: Who is your favorite player in football today?

Peyton Manning, I like the way he coaches and leads his team. It’s like he knows exactly what to do all the time. He is an amazing player.


LAFM: If football doesn’t work out, what do you see yourself doing? Have you thought of a major?

People keep asking me that and I am still not sure. I would like to stay in sports so I have been thinking something like Kinesiology and becoming a Physical therapist.


LAFM: What positions are you being recruited for? Which is your favorite position, why?

I am being recruited as a quarterback. It is what I have played all my life, but if I was asked to play another position I would.


LAFM: What schools are recruiting you?

I have been to Henderson State and Southern Arkansas University on recruiting trips.I really liked both of the teams. Henderson is a powerhouse in D2, and  they won the game I went to  by a huge score ( I think 80-2).  I really like the offense they run because it is similar to ours. Many of the schemes are the same. Southern Arkansas University is close to home which I really like. They also run a similar offense which would be easy to transition into.

 


About Reid Althage

Reid is from Harvey, LA and went to Brother Martin High School. He played men's NAIA soccer at LSU Shreveport for his first 2 years college. His junior year, Reid transferred to Baton Rouge and graduated from LSU with a Sports Administration Degree. He started with LAFM as an Intern in April 2013 and was hired in October. Reid loves anything to do with sports (Saints, Pelicans, and Liverpool FC Fan), the outdoors, and family/friends.