Senior offensive lineman Cole Turner of Cedar Rapids Xavier has accepted a scholarship offer to play football at the University of Wyoming, according to www.gowyogo.com.
Turner was a second-team all-Mississippi Valley Conference Valley Division for the Saints, who lost to West Des Moines Dowling in the Class 4A state championship game. He is 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds.
Wyoming recently hired Craig Bohl as its head coach. He has led North Dakota State to back-to-back FCS championships at North Dakota State.
“They weren’t talking about coming in and dominating college football or any of that,” Turner told www.gowyogo.com (a Rivals website). “I don’t feel like they are guys who offer a lot of talk. They are guys who are going to go out and get things done. They went from a DII program to a I-AA program about to win their third title in a row.
“I come from a successful high school program and we put a lot of emphasis on winning. That is what I think that is what they do best and that is, I think, what they want to do there.”
Turner is the third member of Xavier’s senior class to commit to an FCS or FBS school, following tight end-defensive end Matt Nelson (Iowa) and defensive tackle Daniel Vega (Illinois State).