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Monday, June 21, 2010

Ohio State recruit Jamel Turner still in critical condition

Info regarding Jamel Turner, who had signed with Ohio State in February…


Ohio State recruit Jamel Turner remains in critical condition Sunday after being shot multiple times early Saturday in Youngstown, Ohio.

There were some reports late Saturday that Turner had died, but a source told The Columbus Dispatch on Sunday morning that Turner had made it through the night but remains "hour to hour." A 17-year-old girl who was with Turner at the time of the shooting died from multiple gunshot wounds.

"I'm so sad to hear of Jamel's misfortune," Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel said in a statement late Saturday. "I have not communicated with Jamel, but am certainly praying for him at this time."

Turner also suffered minor injuries from gunshot wounds April 17 in a shooting on a highway in Youngstown.

A defensive end, Turner signed with Ohio State in February, but his status for enrollment was unclear after he withdrew from Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia. Turner went to Fork Union after being declared ineligible at Usuline High School in Youngstown.

Keep Turner in your thoughts today as we all hope he makes a full recovery.

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