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Myles Turner reiterates Texas Longhorns official visit, sets additional visits

The five-star big man from Euless Trinity will visit Texas A&M and Duke, but will still save his final official visit for Austin, TX.

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ESPN's Reggie Rankin posted a brief update ($) on five-star big man Myles Turner from Euless (TX) Trinity. According to Rankin, Turner reiterated that he plans to save his final official visit for the Texas Longhorns. With just two weekends of regular season college hoops left, Turner has filled his plans for both Saturdays. Thus, Turner's visit to Austin won't occur until after the season concludes.

Per Rankin, Turner has scheduled an unofficial visit to the Texas A&M Aggies this weekend. The Aggies have continued to recruit Turner, though Turner cut them from his list of semi-finalists a while back. I interpret this visit, along with Turner's recent unofficial to the SMU Mustangs, as good news. It indicates that Turner has a strong willingness to stay in Texas. I don't see A&M as a serious option, but SMU is definitely a threat. According to EJ Holland of DMN, Turner called SMU a "dark horse" school following that visit.

Turner also changed his plans for his third official visit. Rankin notes that Turner will now visit the Duke Blue Devils, scheduled for the final weekend of the regular season. Duke plays host to the North Carolina Tar Heels that weekend, and the Cameron Crazies will be out in full force.

Turner has officially visited the Ohio St. Buckeyes and Oklahoma St. Cowboys. He is also considering the Kansas Jayhawks, Kentucky Wildcats, and Arizona Wildcats.

[UPDATE 2/26] Per multiple sources, Turner has scheduled an official visit to Kansas on March 5. The Jayhawks host Texas Tech on Senior Night.

ESPN's Jeff Goodman noted why Texas needs Myles Turner ($), simply distilled into this quote: "Turner wouldn't be just a game-changer for Texas. He could be a program-changer."

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