Whether Tre Turner was running past a defender for a touchdown or sprinting around the bases, the Holy Cross senior has made his mark as a two-sport star.
He plans to do the same in college.
Turner, who plays running back in football and is an outfielder in baseball, committed to Arizona State on Sunday night.
He announced his decision on Twitter.
“I am very blessed to say that I have officially committed to Arizona State University to play football and baseball,” Turner tweeted. “Thanks to all the coaches who have offered me scholarships. ... I appreciate everything you guys have done for me throughout the process. I can’t wait to meet and be a part of Sun Devil Nation.”
Turner couldn’t be reached for comment about his decision Monday.
“They are going to give him a legitimate chance to play both sports and that was one of the big selling points for Arizona State,” Holy Cross coach Eric Rebaudo said.
The 5-foot-10, 195-pound Turner had a long list of scholarship offers, including Texas A&M, Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette, Miami, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt.
He originally committed to Mississippi State in October to play both sports, but de-committed in January.
Turner , a three-star recruit in football according to 247 Sports, rushed for 858 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior.
“He is not just a quality football player, but a quality guy,” Rebaudo said.
“He is very well respected by the entire team and the coaching staff. He is very good at both sports. I think he brings a little something different to both sports because of his athletic ability.”
In baseball, Turner batted .407 with eight doubles, two triples and a home run. He also stole 29 bases and had a .534 slugging percentage.
“He is a phenomenal player,” Holy Cross baseball coach Greg Battistella said. “He can do whatever he wants on a field. He is just a talented kid. And in football, he is a game-breaker. If he wiggles loose, you can’t catch him.
“He is a strong kid. He is desperately needed in both sports for us.”
Turner can make his commitment official on Feb. 3, National Signing Day.