Farmington — Jordan Turner is happy to be back on the field, healthy again with a goal of winning championships before enrolling early at Wisconsin in January.
Turner, a 6-foot-1, 225-pound linebacker, suffered a foot injury in the season opener and missed a few games before returning to the lineup. He will try and help Farmington earn an OAA Blue division championship Friday at North Farmington in a city showdown between the unbeaten teams.
“It’s nice being healthy and feeling like yourself again,” Turner said while taking a short break at practice Wednesday afternoon. “I was out for so long, and I had never missed a game in my high school career, so it was different. It’s nice to be back and gaining my confidence back.
“I’m excited, just like every year we play North (Farmington), and especially this year because it’s for the city championship and the league (title). There will be a lot of people there, so it will be nice to put on a show for them.”
Turner can’t wait to get to Madison to start his college career, especially with the No. 6 Badgers dominating in the Big Ten, jumping on Michigan for a 35-0 third-quarter lead in a 35-14 win last month, then shutting out Michigan State, 38-0, Saturday.
“I like their defense," Turner said. "It’s basically what we do, they run a 3-4, plus they can go like to a nickel formation, so it fits me. I’m going early, so I’ll be there in January. Their coaching staff is amazing. They’re friendly and they really care about you. Some of these programs say they want you, but they don’t show you it.”
Turner had 23 offers, including Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Washington State, Kentucky and Syracuse.
Turner helped Farmington to an 8-4 record and Division 3 district title last year.