Georgia gets former USC commit Kent Turene

The Georgia Bulldogs pulled off their first coup of the 2011 recruiting season when they received the scholarship papers of Kent Turene late Wednesday morning.

Turene, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker from Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., was a longtime Southern Cal commitment who decided late in the process to visit UGA. He loved his Jan. 21-22 visit and, after visiting Texas Tech this past weekend, decommitted to the Trojans. He also considered Nebraska before inking with the Bulldogs.

ESPN rates Turene as a four-star prospect. He had more than 40 scholarship offers.

43 comments Add your comment

HOOCH

February 2nd, 2011
11:55 am

Doug

February 2nd, 2011
11:55 am

H-Town Dawg

February 2nd, 2011
11:55 am

First? Welcome Kent Turene! GO DAWGS!

Ropedawg

February 2nd, 2011
11:56 am

Heyooooooo!!! GO DAWGS!

South GA Dawg

February 2nd, 2011
11:56 am

BravesQueen

February 2nd, 2011
11:57 am

Sweet!! Welcome Kent.

tom

February 2nd, 2011
11:59 am

this guy plays nasty. saw some film of him. looks like he takes coaching well. always in a great stance, takes good angles, and finishes tackles with authority. we will definitely like him. got a real good LB attitude.

Huge get

February 2nd, 2011
12:01 pm

Losing Pagan is not as bad as losing out on Turene. Next years Georgia class loaded with D-Line talent, we need linebacker help now. Turene has huge upside due to size and speed.

BostonDawg

February 2nd, 2011
12:04 pm

Come on, Isaiah!

UGAKev

February 2nd, 2011
12:05 pm

Dawg fans the surprise of the day….Gabe Wright to Georgia…GO DAWGS!

sogadog

February 2nd, 2011
12:07 pm

Lane Kiffin, you just got DaRicked! HAHAHAHAHA!

UGAKev

February 2nd, 2011
12:09 pm

I can see gabe wright and crowell committing to georgia together. I just see it as the surprise of the day. Pagan went to alabama. Crowell is not going to auburn which is on wrights list. They will play together at georgia

RRTDawgs

February 2nd, 2011
12:09 pm

If Wright and Crowell both sign with UGA what happens to Jenkins .

SicEm

February 2nd, 2011
12:10 pm

Not happening kev

Recruit

February 2nd, 2011
12:10 pm

Getting both Turene and Pagan would’ve been like stealing. Both had committed to other schools and we would have been lucky to get either of them and odds were we’d get neither. Fact that we got one is a coup. Way to go Georgia coaching staff and Coach Richt. Go ‘Dawgs!

robodawg

February 2nd, 2011
12:11 pm

YES. Welcome Kent, we’re very glad to have you.

Ropedawg

February 2nd, 2011
12:11 pm

RTRDawgs… .Wright is a VERY long shot. But we have room for him and Jenkins if Wright made a last minute decision to come to UGA.

Scott

February 2nd, 2011
12:11 pm

Wanted him worse than Pagan. Great guy, Nebraska went after him hard, all you need to know, the dude can play.

UGAKev

February 2nd, 2011
12:12 pm

gabe wright would not have an effect on jenkins, we need depth on DL. Pagan opened up another DL spot

UGA 4 Life

February 2nd, 2011
12:13 pm

LET”S GO GEORGIA LET”S GO!

dawgs85

February 2nd, 2011
12:14 pm

we will not get gabe wright

RxDawg

February 2nd, 2011
12:16 pm

Sweet! Welcome aboard Kent!

And Gabe Wright isn’t coming to UGA. Honesly, I’m not so sure we want him. I haven’t liked what I’ve seen him say in the press. Me thinks he lacks the heart and mind of a champion. UGA has had too many of those types the past few years.

old montgomery dawg

February 2nd, 2011
12:17 pm

Way go dawgs ,Welcome Mr. Kent Turene to the Dawg Family.

Birds Nest

February 2nd, 2011
12:21 pm

Do it up Coach Grantham! This guy can recruit!

FlaDawg

February 2nd, 2011
12:25 pm

Sorry Tide fans, Cyrus is an Auburn Tiger .. how much did that dude cost? Hope they didn’t get him by the pound ..

bass stringerfish

February 2nd, 2011
12:25 pm

Folks, Don’t forget about Jarvis Jones and Richard Samuel…

BirdDog

February 2nd, 2011
12:42 pm

UGA’s defense is going to rock next year baby!!!

Maconbulldog

February 2nd, 2011
12:42 pm

We are going to be beast on the LBs this year

Pagan's knees

February 2nd, 2011
12:42 pm

Losing Pagan is no blow to UGA. We have that early UGA commit kid from Griffin and few others, like Ray Drew. No, Pagan’s knees scare me. They will take another year of safe, solid rehab ………. then maybe he plays in two more years.

We needed that Tureen kid at LB and we need John Jenkins. If Crowell comes on board, he and Washuan will be fine in the backfield along with Boo Malcomb. Caleb King can leave right now ……………..who needs him?

One thing about Ealey ………….if we do land Crowell, Ealey will be working very, very hard to build up his speed and his leg strength and blocking ability. He will have to compete in his Junior year, IF he wants to try the NFL. He has to play hard this year. He needs a good year more than UGA needs him.

Go Dogs

John

February 2nd, 2011
12:50 pm

Ray Drew, moving to linebacker. Kent Turene, playing linebacker. We are going to be STACKED!!!!!
If only Houston was staying…

Pagan's Knees dumb

February 2nd, 2011
12:55 pm

You know how I know you are a bad UGA fan. You said “Go Dogs” and your comments were obvious and retarted
Go Dawgs

Spike

February 2nd, 2011
12:59 pm

I’ve got a serious man crush on him!

H-Town Dawg

February 2nd, 2011
1:06 pm

Great signing day in Georgia. I’m impressed with the 24 players we have and i hope we can lock up 2-3 more beasts for UGA. Crowell, Jenkins and Gabe, now that would be a GREAT surprise.

RED DOG 77

February 2nd, 2011
1:44 pm

Yup, Things are lookin’ up in Athens………..GATA

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Judge Dawg

February 2nd, 2011
3:32 pm

My guess is that there will a lot of Auburn players available when the NCAA and the FBI finish theri invertigations. I hope we keep a couple of scholarshiops.

GHunt

February 2nd, 2011
4:50 pm

Dogs BCS national champions in 2 years. Great class for 2011. Coach MR has landed a real ” Dream Team “. I HOPE EVERYONE WILL QUALIFY FOR ADMISSION. Luv them Dawgs.

woebegong

February 2nd, 2011
4:59 pm

I don’t think Pagan would have been able to help out the DAWGS all that much to be truthful. I am not sure he has the heart to commit fully and his knee problem bothers me. I think if we get J. Jenkins, Pagan will not even be considered a loss for UGA. Hope the kid made the right decision for himself, since he bounced around so much just trying to decide where he wanted to sign.

Destin Dawg

February 2nd, 2011
6:37 pm

he’ll be glad he’s a dawg !!!!

Red Dog 77

February 3rd, 2011
12:29 am

IMHO Kent Turene was one of the biggest gets of the day. Coach Todd Grantham now has the body sizes he needs to make the 3-4 work. If I’m not mistaken, Turene played in a 3-4 in high school. As much as I loved Justin Houston, I think with the LBs we have now, he will soon be forgotten.

K Conley

February 3rd, 2011
2:39 am

@ Red Dog 77, I completely agree with you about Turene. I think he and Marshall are the two most overlooked kids of this class. Another thing that I liked was on the Rivals Show, you could tell Coach Richt REALLY likes Turene. He sees the same thing we see when we watch film, the kid is big and he brings that big body with an attitude, and whatever he hits goes down. Marshall would be a top 20 recruit in the Country if he played at a big school. I think too many people are worried about the fact that he played in a low classification. It doesn’t take a genius to see this kid’s ball skills. He will be special. UGA has done really well instate with low classification kids over the years; Herschel, Garrison Hearst, Champ and Boss Bailey all came from small schools and I think they were O.K. GO DAWGS!!!

RabidDawgFan

February 3rd, 2011
9:07 am

Whatever he hits…he destroys.

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