Turner was one of several players from western Kentucky to make the first team, which was voted on by 24 broadcast and newspaper outlets that are members of the Associated Press.
The First Team offense and defense has a decidedly western Kentucky flavor to it.
Joining Turner on the first team are Hopkinsville quarterback and Mr. Football winner Curtis Pulley, Hopkinsville lineman Levar Weston, Henderson County receiver Chris Lemar, lineman Cory Zirbel and kicker Tim Masthay of Murray, Madisonville defensive lineman Blake Boyd, Fort Campbell linebacker Micah Johnson, Paducah Tilghman defensive back Lamar Alston, and Henderson County defensive back Ron Rapier.
Trigg County running back Steven Wadlington and defensive lineman Jeff Adams were named honorable mention, meaning they received at least two votes from the media members but weren’t named to the first, second, or third teams.
All-State teams from the Louisville Courier-Journal, Lexington Herald-Leader, and BluegrassPreps.com will be released later this month.
Turner, a three-year starter on the offensive line, has committed to play football at the University of Kentucky next year.
The last Wildcat lineman to be named to the Associated Press All-State First Team was Robert Stinson in 1989. Stinson also played football at U.K.