Ohio State recruit shot, girl killed
Saturday, June 19, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Police say an Ohio State football recruit Jamel Turner is in critical condition and a 17-year-old girl is dead after both were shot multiple times early Saturday morning in Youngstown.
Turner, a defensive end who played high school ball at Ursuline High School in his native Youngstown, signed with the Buckeyes in February.
Coach Jim Tressel issued a statement Saturday night saying, "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."
Turner was ruled academically ineligible before graduating from Ursuline, and enrolled at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy, where he played football last fall. But he left the academy earlier this year.