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Maryland 3-star WR commit DJ Turner says he's '100 percent committed' to Terps

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Turning on a report from earlier Thursday, the Maryland commit says he'll remain just that.

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Update, 10:40 Thursday night:

That's Maryland's three-star receiver commit, DJ Turner, addressing what's below:

Maryland three-star wide receiver commit DJ Turner plans to visit Syracuse this weekend as long as the East Coast isn't eternally devoured by a snowstorm, according to a new report by Syracuse.com's Stephen Bailey.

Turner committed to Maryland a year ago this week, when Randy Edsall was still the program's head coach. But verbal commitments really don't mean anything, especially after a coach change, and it sounds like Turner is giving serious consideration to leaving Maryland and playing his college football at Syracuse.

"I like the offense they run," Turner told Bailey, "and they see me fitting perfectly in the slot."

This makes sense. New Bowling Green coach Dino Babers ran a viciously effective spread offense at Bowling Green, one founded on speed. #FalconFast became a mantra for Babers at Bowling Green, and he's going to run a similarly fast-paced unit at Syracuse. Turner is very, very fast and could be terrifying on the Carrier Dome's artificial turf.

A little more from Bailey:

Turner is still committed to Maryland, but the Terrapins recruiting class took a big hit this week when in-state commits, quarterback Dwayne Haskins and linebacker Keandre Jones, flipped to Ohio State.

When asked why he's looking at other schools, Turner didn't provide a specific reason. He just emphasized the potential opportunity that Syracuse presents.

"Syracuse would be a great fit for my style of play," Turner said, "so I would be dumb not to check it out."

The Orange currently has 13 players committed to its Class of 2016, including two athletes in Moe Neal and Sean Riley who are expected to line up in the backfield and the slot.

In the article, Turner says Syracuse coaches Sean Lewis and Reno Ferri visited him recently at DeMatha Catholic in Hyattsville, where he's a senior. Turner suffered an ugly, season-ending injury early in his last high school season, but Maryland has held its offer to him through his recovery and the change from Edsall to DJ Durkin.

Turner is rated the No. 62 receiver in the class of 2016 – and the No. 14 player in Maryland – on the 247Sports Composite.