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With JT there in a "non athletic role", I do not find this surprising.
Former Buckeye Recruit Headed to Akron
– May 28, 2012Posted in: Zips, Zips Football
Former four-star Ohio State recruit Jamel Turner will apparently be suiting up as a Zip this fall. According to his facebook, the former Youngstown-Ursuline defensive end will attempt to resurrect what was once a promising football career.
Turner made headlines a few years ago when he was shot in two unrelated incidents in a span of two months, the second of which left him in critical condition. Amazingly, in both incidents he was shot multiple times but somehow escaped with his life. However, the second shooting rerouted Turner from his original plan to attend OSU and things have been quiet for him since.
Prior to the shootings, Turner had been declared academically ineligible to finish at Ursuline, and enrolled at Fork Union Military Academy. In his one season there he recorded 66 tackles and two interceptions, finishing his prep career still high on OSU coach Jim Tressel’s radar. Still, the shooting left him weak from his time spent in the hospital and in an attempt to get back into top shape, he enrolled at Butler Community College in Kansas. He didn’t appear to see the playing field for the Grizzlies however, and not much else is known of how and where he spent his time prior to the recent commitment to Akron.
We’ll surely learn more in the coming weeks, but for now it seems like Terry Bowden got yet another top athlete in Turner. And though he may seem like a project and perhaps has a rough past, it must be noted that he was not charged in either incident and was apparently just in the wrong place at the wrong time…twice.
Scout.com combine results (2009):
40 yd: 4.55
Short Shuttle: 4.42
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