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Buckeye recruit critically injured in fatal shooting

For the second time in almost exactly two months, one of the top defensive recruits in Ohio State’s 2010 recruiting class has been shot.  This time, however, there’s a fatality involved.

According to television station WYTV in Youngstown, Ohio, 18-year-old Jamel Turner was critically wounded after being shot multiple times in or around a residence on the city’s westside.  A 17-year-old girl was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds inside the residence; Turner was found lying by a stop sign near the residence and is currently listed in critical condition.

The station reported that a four-year-old child inside the home where the female died heard the deceased arguing with another male before the shooting.  City police are actively searching for an 18-year-old suspect.

Turner, a defensive lineman, was a highly-touted but troubled member of the most recent OSU recruiting class and, while he had academic issues that needed to be addressed, he was expected to join the program this summer.

Turner was slightly injured in a drive-by shooting in the middle of this past April.  Weed and weapons were found in the vehicle in which Turner was riding, and at the wheel of said vehicle was someone whose character resided strictly in the shade.

UPDATED 11:26 p.m. ET: Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel issued a brief statement late tonight regarding Turner’s situation.

“I’m so sad to hear of Jamel’s misfortune. I have not communicated with Jamel, but am certainly praying for him at this time.”

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  1. Cubano says: Jun 19, 2010 11:37 PM

    Damn. Hope he makes it through this, and gets a chance to get to OSU and start over. My prayers are w/ him & his family.

  2. funi says: Jun 20, 2010 1:04 AM

    ANother overrated Ohio State player in trouble! Nice recruiting Vest man!

  3. mikedel says: Jun 20, 2010 3:26 AM

    Really. Cubano. You hope a POS gets to go to college. You clearly have never PAID for someone to go to college. Your prayers should be with the people that are hurt, and not with someone who normally would not make the news, except for he can run fast or throw far.

  4. olbuzz says: Jun 20, 2010 5:27 AM

    Alright lets distort the facts when there’s a chance to smear anyone… namely Ohio State. This is a sad cicumstannce for everyone involved. Yet this service goes out of their way to insist that Jammal turner is an Ohio State recruit. He’s been at Fork Union Academy and with progress he had hopes of raising eligibility. Lets insist he was born and raised at Ohio State. The smut never ends.. Pardon me while I hurl

  5. jaonotmao says: Jun 20, 2010 6:55 AM

    When will J-Tress learn to stop recruiting thugs. You can’t teach class & character…

  6. SpankMonkey says: Jun 20, 2010 10:35 AM

    it’s a shame but i bet this was not some random suburban shooting but a product of the hood … live by the hood die in the hood. don’t put yourself in the situation. hope i’m wrong.

  7. dabears says: Jun 20, 2010 10:46 AM

    Class & character??? SORELY missing from you group of blogster thugs, who clearly especially love crawling out from under the woodwork to post bitter and mean-spirited shots in an effort to sound tough or cynical or something.
    A girl is dead and a kid who could really play football is very seriously hurt, and that is all anybody knows. If this happened to someone in your family or that you knew, what a tragedy. But isn’t it great when you don’t know anyone involved and you can just post vicious stuff on-line because you are so tough? Awesome job though guys!

  8. rjb4phd says: Jun 20, 2010 10:49 AM

    @jaonotmao
    Actually, you can (and do) teach class and character. Babies aren’t born with either, and most complex character traits are learned behaviors. Research over rhetoric, genius.

  9. CoffinOfChaos says: Jun 20, 2010 10:51 AM

    If you can’t teach class and character, where do people learn it from?

  10. Pier588 says: Jun 20, 2010 11:16 AM

    fu-ni X mike-del
    ______________ = the classless DUMBA$$
    jai-not-mao quotient
    olbuzz – Well said; even when tragedy strikes some people can’t rise above the life-long, learned ignorance that permeates their tiny little lives.
    Cubano – great post

  11. buckeye044 says: Jun 20, 2010 11:31 AM

    Tress likes to give kids from impoverished backgrounds a chance, but he may have to let this one go.

  12. Joshua says: Jun 20, 2010 11:48 AM

    You all are calling him a POS because some guy came into the house he was at and shot him?
    How does this have anything to do with Tress?

  13. Speedy Palm Harbor FL says: Jun 20, 2010 11:51 AM

    This is NEWS? As if it’s a BIG SURPRISE?
    Let’s see, some “Drugee Thug” gets shot in the ghetto?
    Is it a surprise that “another neanderthal, brain-dead jock coach suggested “recruiting a Drugee Thug because he could play a sport?”
    The fact that ANY writer would waste his time to write this article PROVEs what is wrong with sports.
    The writer and the recruit are shining examples of how screwed up sports is getting… worse every day.

  14. Coachslife says: Jun 20, 2010 1:28 PM

    Wow! It is absolutely amazing how intelligent the internet world is…They know immediately what the circumstances are in this incident…They know the impoverished world and why they act accordingly…They give advice to a coach that has proven himself at every level…They are educators and know what they are capable of teaching and NOT teaching…Hell, I bet they are staunch listeners of the know it ALL, Rush Limbaugh(drug Addict), Glenn Beck(alcoholic), or Bill O’Reilly(sex pervert)….you know devoid of facts but ripe with OPINIONS!

  15. funi says: Jun 20, 2010 7:10 PM

    I am still in jail so it was not me..
    Maurcie Clarett

  16. kupski says: Jun 21, 2010 8:03 AM
  17. buckeye044 says: Jun 21, 2010 8:41 AM

    Coachslife……..your Dem friends are all perfect people, keep telling yourself that as the country continues in decline and disarray.
    funi……When did Clarett last play for tOSU? Please come up with more recent examples.

  18. BrownsTown says: Jun 21, 2010 9:00 AM

    Guy gets shot… guy gets blamed. Hmm, OK. Just like women that get raped were “asking for it.”

  19. kupski says: Jun 21, 2010 11:01 AM

    BrownsTown
    ” was a highly-touted but troubled member of the most recent OSU recruiting class and, while he had academic issues that needed to be addressed,”
    What are you talking about? ” troubled ” and academic issues
    he should be recruited because ?

  20. Arizona Buckeye says: Jun 21, 2010 2:56 PM

    If this kid survives this latest shooting – he needs to get the f@#% out of Youngstown because he obviously have people that are after him.
    For those of you who seemed to be his best friend or close personal friend of the family since you know every single detail – STFU. There are thousands of stories about kids coming to college with trouble in their past. Some make it by challenging themselves to make a better life and some don’t by continuing to be of the hood/thug mentality. Too bad this talented kid isn’t like most of the angelic, never had an issue, never did anything wrong posters on this board.

  21. Pier588 says: Jun 21, 2010 6:26 PM

    Seedy of Palm Harbor FL – did you get your report liver from the street sign outside the house he was shot at?
    It’s no surprise a “brain-dead neanderthal like you with a jock on his head thinks he knows everything about this situation.”
    “The fact that you wasted valuable CFT airwaves to write your stupid post PROVES what you don’t know about sports or college football.”
    The writer “Seedy of Palm Harbor FL” is a shining example of how people that are screwed up in the head comment on sports blogs every day without a clue of what they are talking about…”

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