Written by Cole Locascio
Well, it looks like Auburn is preparing for the departure of Kalavaraz Bessent following his drug arrest last Sunday. Joseph Turner, a three-star cornerback out of the College of San Mateo, signed with the Tigers on Wednesday night.
According to 247sports, Turner completed his official visit to Auburn on Wednesday, which ended with his eventual signature on a LOI. Turner has been committed to Washington State since last July, but an error by the JUCO defensive back left him one class short of qualifying in school with the Cougars. On National Signing Day, Washington State decided to pass up on the 6-2, 190 pound corner, as they pointed their eyes elsewhere for the cornerback position. Luckily for Turner, Auburn had a few scholarships leftover for the 2014 class, thus resulting in an offer for the #12 JUCO CB in the 247composite rankings.
Joseph Turner is the Tigers' 24th signee of the 2014 class, and he will have two years to play two seasons on the Plains.