Jamal Turner Back on the Board

NewEnglandRecruitingReport.com | Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Jamal Turner Back on the Board

Jamal Turner, who had previously committed to the University of Fairfield, has decided to reconsider his options.  He now plans to play out his senior year and not sign a National Letter of Intent until the late signing period. 

While Turner says he will still consider Fairfield, he was beginning to feel as if he had rushed into his decision. 

“As it got closer and close to the signing period, I realized this is going to be one of the most important decisions of my life, so I wanted to make sure I made the right decision,” he said. 

When Turner committed to Fairfield in June he made his decision almost completely based on his affinity for Fairfield Head Coach Ed Cooley, and while those feelings still hold true, the 6’3” guard will now consider other opportunities. 

“I felt like I rushed into the decision,” Turner said.  “I hadn’t seen any other schools and so I had nothing to compare it [Fairfield] to.”   

Now that Turner has re-opened his recruitment he will likely hear from a variety of potential suitors.  When we visited the Tilton School last week Turner was playing extremely well.  Not only was he making much better decisions with the ball in his hands but he was also showcasing an improved shooting touch from the perimeter.  When you combine those improvements with his athleticism, defensive abilities, and size (6’3”) on the perimeter you can see why Fairfield is likely to have much more competition the second time around.