Georgia’s chances with an out-of-state recruit increased slightly over the weekend as Kent Turene, a three-star linebacker from Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., officially decommitted to Southern Cal.
“Yes, I decommitted to them,” Turene said shortly after his plane landed in Ft. Luaderdale Sunday night. “Now I just need to get home and evaluate everything.”
Turene’s pledge to the Trojans has been shaky for a while. In the last month he has visited Georgia, Nebraska and Texas Tech, the latter just this past weekend. After the trip to Lubbock, Turene decided to pull the plug on USC.
Turene (6-3, 225) raved about his official visit to UGA the weekend before last. He was a little less euphoric about Texas Tech, saying, “It was cool. I liked it.” But Turene still wasn’t willing to offer any hints as to which way he might be leaning, if any way at all.
Asked directly if Georgia had a chance to sign him on Wednesday, Turene said, “They have a great chance.”
Asked what the odds were he’d sign with the Dogs, he said, “I don’t want to put out any odds. I like them all.”
Asked what his plans were for deciding, he said. “I’ve just got to sit down with my parents the next couple of days and evaluate everything and make a decision.”
Turene said he wouldn’t make his choice public until national signing day. At the moment, he wasn’t even sure what his plans were going to be on Wednesday.
“Man, I haven’t even had a chance to think about it,” he said.
By Chip Towers, The College Recruiting Blog