Turner, who signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of Kentucky, was a first-team Associated Press and Louisville Courier-Journal pick in 2004 in addition to being named to the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Class of the Commonwealth and the All BluegrassPreps Team.
Joining Turner on the team are fellow Kentucky recruits Zipp Duncan of Elizabethtown, Curtis Pulley of Hopkinsville, David Jones of Belfry, Michael Schwindel of Hancock County, Tim Masthay of Murray, and Corey Goodson of Western.
Other highly touted recruits expected to play for Kentucky include Ballard lineman Earl Heyman (Michigan), Elizabethtown lineman Brandon Deaderick (Alabama), Madisonville linebacker Blake Boyd (Louisville), and Murray lineman Cory Zirbel (Michigan).
The site of the game usually rotates between Lexington and Knoxville, but construction at Commonwealth Stadium prompted the move to the University of Louisville’s home field.
Turner will practice with the rest of the Kentucky All-Stars the week prior to the game.
Tennessee leads the all-time series with Kentucky 14-7, but the Kentucky all-stars have won three straight games and four of their last five.
The all-star game will cap a busy week for Turner, who will join three other TCHS teammates in the inaugural Western Kentucky/Southern Illinois All-Star Game June 10 on the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
In past years, the Western Kentucky Conference had played an all-star game in late November, which conflicted with the football playoffs and often saw some of the best players not be able to play in the game.
TCHS coach Curtis Higgins said Turner, Jake Wallace, Steven Wadlington, and Kewanis Kennedy will represent the WKC team, who will be coached by outgoing Hopkinsville coach Craig Clayton, who is taking a job in Franklin, Tenn. this fall.