Buckeyes land Ohio’s No. 1-rated junior Jamel Turner


Jamel Turner is in critical condition in Youngstown after getting shot for the second time in two months.

The Buckeyes have landed a huge recruit grabbing a verbal commitment from the No. 1-rated junior in Ohio – Youngstown Ursuline’s sack machine Jamel Turner.  The super linebacker has selected Ohio State LSU, Michigan, Illinois, Michigan State, Wisconsin and others. 

As Youngstown Ursuline junior Jamel Turner made college his announcement this afternoon, he picked up an Ohio State helmet from under the table and set it in front of him.

“I have talked to coach (Jim) Tressel and let him know I will attend Ohio State University,” Turner said. “I spoke to coach Tressel about a week ago. He was very excited. I plan to go down to their junior day this Saturday.”

The 6-2, 215-pound Turner led Ursuline to a 15-0 record this season which included a 21-0 victory over Findlay Liberty-Benton in the Division V state championship game. In that contest Turner had seven and a half tackles and one and a half sacks.

In two seasons Turner has 40 plus sacks including 23 when he was a sophomore. It is no surprise he has drawn interest from schools all over the country.

Turner had over a dozen scholarship offers including Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Illinois, LSU, West Virginia and Stanford before he selected the Buckeyes.

Turner becomes the second class of 2010 prospect to commit to Ohio State. Turner joins Youngstown Boardman defensive end  J.T. Moore, another Top 10 prospect from the Buckeye State.

Jamel Turner Video Highlights courtesy of ScoutingOhio.com


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