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Player: Jamal Turner

Hometown: Arlington, Texas

School: Sam Houston

Position: Dual-threat QB/ATH

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 170 lbs

40 time: 4.51

Visit Date:

Interests: Maryland, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M

 

Committed to Nebraska

 

Rankings/Stars:

Rivals: NR

Scout: NR

ESPN: NR

 

Assessing the talent:

Jamal Turner, QB, 6-foot-0.5 / 170, Arlington Sam Houston ASSETS: Has excellent speed and quickness; Showed his overall athleticism in tests and drills; Good arm strength and accurate AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: Definitely needs to get stronger which will help on either side of the ball in the future WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE AT COMBINE: Ran the fastest 40-yard dash of the day at a 4.51; Great shuttle time at 4.01; He is an overall excellent athlete that won the Combine 2011 MVP CONCLUSION: No doubt that he has D-I ability but he may have to change sides of the ball on the next level or move to receiver

 

Notes: Turner, named the district’s offensive newcomer of the year as a sophomore in 2008, was named the Top 2011 performer at Theoldcoach.com’s Ultimate Combine in Coppell earlier this year.

 

Odds of becoming a Cornhusker: 50% He's a Nebraska fan.

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We look to be in pretty good position with Jamal. There's an article on HI that says he's looking at visiting NU pretty soon, I don't know when though. It also sounds like he is more of a running qb. As mentioned before we may be looking at him for a position other than qb.

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He is visiting for the OU game, taking an unofficial.

 

 

heard that he LOVED vist and gave it a 10....

 

says we are his top choice.........

 

stoked

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He is visiting for the OU game, taking an unofficial.

 

 

heard that he LOVED vist and gave it a 10....

 

says we are his top choice.........

 

stoked

 

looks like Beck is starting to work those texas connections for next year too....

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He is visiting for the OU game, taking an unofficial.

 

 

heard that he LOVED vist and gave it a 10....

 

says we are his top choice.........

 

stoked

 

looks like Beck is starting to work those texas connections for next year too....

 

I saw him out on the field talking to Beck during warmups before the game. They were talking and laughing. Looked like he was already having a good time so the game and win couldn't have hurt either.

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I saw him out on the field talking to Beck during warmups before the game. They were talking and laughing. Looked like he was already having a good time so the game and win couldn't have hurt either.

 

 

:) Sounds good, also glad he's willing to play on either side of the ball.

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I think this is typical of what we will see from NU staffs, they offer early to kids that have not really been "discovered", they get in tight before the other schools do and they hope they can hold on.

 

I think that this is going to be an effective method for them and it shows how they can sniff out talent. This kid will have offers from lots of schools that got in later then NU but because NU got there first, there will be that little feeling of loyality and it will result in getting some very very good players.

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Ya it looks that way to me too. However, to me it makes no sense to run the type of offense that we are running with the types of qb's we are recruiting. Cody Green could be a hell of a qb some day but if you are going to try to make him into a drop back passer and hit this dumps and curls and outs then he will have a hard time succeeding. It just doesn't seem like we even know what we want to do as an offense. This year we have Gabbert who is more of a pro style qb than dual threat. The year before we got Green who is everything a dual threat should be. Then next year we are going after Turner who looks to be in the Green category. So what are we running in the future? WC passing game? More of an Oregon offense? The power game we are running now? It just doesnt make much sense to me.

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Ya it looks that way to me too. However, to me it makes no sense to run the type of offense that we are running with the types of qb's we are recruiting. Cody Green could be a hell of a qb some day but if you are going to try to make him into a drop back passer and hit this dumps and curls and outs then he will have a hard time succeeding. It just doesn't seem like we even know what we want to do as an offense. This year we have Gabbert who is more of a pro style qb than dual threat. The year before we got Green who is everything a dual threat should be. Then next year we are going after Turner who looks to be in the Green category. So what are we running in the future? WC passing game? More of an Oregon offense? The power game we are running now? It just doesnt make much sense to me.

 

 

I really believe we want an offense like Texas has had this year. Basically, they run with backs only, the QB mainly throws, but if the QB needs to run he can and will. But, I really believe the kind of offense Texas runs is what we are looking to do eventually. So, you want a QB you can move, escape, move the pocket easily, and can run if it's there. However, the main thing the QB will be doing is throwing the ball. They just want to have a QB with that running threat to put more pressure on defenses, unlike Sam Keller. I feel the QB's we have recruited and are recruiting have shown good ability to throw the ball but are also mobile and can run if need be. See Texas, VT, Florida(more so last 2 years) QB's as of late.

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Ya it looks that way to me too. However, to me it makes no sense to run the type of offense that we are running with the types of qb's we are recruiting. Cody Green could be a hell of a qb some day but if you are going to try to make him into a drop back passer and hit this dumps and curls and outs then he will have a hard time succeeding. It just doesn't seem like we even know what we want to do as an offense. This year we have Gabbert who is more of a pro style qb than dual threat. The year before we got Green who is everything a dual threat should be. Then next year we are going after Turner who looks to be in the Green category. So what are we running in the future? WC passing game? More of an Oregon offense? The power game we are running now? It just doesnt make much sense to me.

 

 

I really believe we want an offense like Texas has had this year. Basically, they run with backs only, the QB mainly throws, but if the QB needs to run he can and will. But, I really believe the kind of offense Texas runs is what we are looking to do eventually. So, you want a QB you can move, escape, move the pocket easily, and can run if it's there. However, the main thing the QB will be doing is throwing the ball. They just want to have a QB with that running threat to put more pressure on defenses, unlike Sam Keller. I feel the QB's we have recruited and are recruiting have shown good ability to throw the ball but are also mobile and can run if need be. See Texas, VT, Florida(more so last 2 years) QB's as of late.

Funny because I always thought that an Oklahoma State or Florida Run Style Spread was what Bo favored.

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If we turn into a Florida or Okie State offense than I understand the qb recruiting a hell of a lot more than I would if we stuck with out current offense. This offense where we run dink and dunk outs, curls, and slants the entire way down the field would pretty much take away the advantage of having a dual threat qb. I do think having a better run game would open up other elements of our offense but from what I have seen this year, Wats doesn't really understand how to use Green at all. My main point is what are we looking for? A qb that is more of a runner much like Green and Turner? Or a qb that is more of a passer like Gabbert and Suntrup? It seems like we recruit both types throughout the year not knowing what we want exactly.

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I see Rivals has an update on Turner, the title of which suggests the Huskers lead "in a huge way." The teaser suggests that a commitment could be near. Can anyone confirm this?

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not a premium member but my buddy is and told me no commitment from turner but we are in the lead by a very LARGE margin

 

Thanks! I wish there was some film of him on Rivals or Youtube. If anyone finds any, please post a link.

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Rivals finally posted some good film of Jamal. This makes me more excited about him as a QB. The kid shows some moxie under pressure.

 

He reminds me of a Tyrod Taylor. Undersized at being around six feet tall, and seems to have a strong arm, and you're not going to find many QB's with more quickness and ability to make a big play when the pocket breaks down. He could be used in design runs frequently with success (zone-read, options).

 

I expect him to be ranked as one of the top Dual-Threat QB's in the country for the 2011 class, and we'd be very lucky to have him.

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Rivals finally posted some good film of Jamal. This makes me more excited about him as a QB. The kid shows some moxie under pressure.

 

He reminds me of a Tyrod Taylor. Undersized at being around six feet tall, and seems to have a strong arm, and you're not going to find many QB's with more quickness and ability to make a big play when the pocket breaks down. He could be used in design runs frequently with success (zone-read, options).

 

I expect him to be ranked as one of the top Dual-Threat QB's in the country for the 2011 class, and we'd be very lucky to have him.

 

 

just what i wanted to hear.......

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Rivals finally posted some good film of Jamal. This makes me more excited about him as a QB. The kid shows some moxie under pressure.

 

He reminds me of a Tyrod Taylor. Undersized at being around six feet tall, and seems to have a strong arm, and you're not going to find many QB's with more quickness and ability to make a big play when the pocket breaks down. He could be used in design runs frequently with success (zone-read, options).

 

I expect him to be ranked as one of the top Dual-Threat QB's in the country for the 2011 class, and we'd be very lucky to have him.

 

 

just what i wanted to hear.......

 

Good thing about it is is that we are really going to have to F up not to get him.

 

Think about next year's possible recruiting class...

 

Green

Moore

Reeves

Westerman

Turner

 

There are 2 sure fire 5 star recruits in that bunch as well as two other boarderline 5 star kids.

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Good thing about it is is that we are really going to have to F up not to get him.

 

 

I wonder if Curtis Carter has been calling Turner yet telling him how terrible NU is. :nutz

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EZ, who do you think the borderline 5 star guys would be?

 

Green and Moore are the locks that I mentioned.

 

There is talk that Reeves is getting consideration for 5 stars, Definately a high four star kid.

 

Have not heard too much about Westerman lately, other than Moore is trying to get him N. Based on his offers list you can see that he could be mentioned as a five star kid as well.

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Good thing about it is is that we are really going to have to F up not to get him.

 

 

I wonder if Curtis Carter has been calling Turner yet telling him how terrible NU is. :nutz

 

:laughpound:rollin:cowbell:

 

:cheers

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if wonder if pelini's comments today that our offense is going to be like Alabama's in the future just lost us jamal turner...

don't get me wrong i'm all for being a power running team with good passing too, in fact i've been dying for that the last few years... but thats not jamal turners thing. i'd be surprised if he comes here now

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if wonder if pelini's comments today that our offense is going to be like Alabama's in the future just lost us jamal turner...

don't get me wrong i'm all for being a power running team with good passing too, in fact i've been dying for that the last few years... but thats not jamal turners thing. i'd be surprised if he comes here now

 

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one comment does not undo all the hours spent recruiting this guy.

 

Pelini likes the power running that Alabama presents. In no way does that mean we need a Mcelroy clone... that means we need a dominating offensive line and some legit RB's. A Dual Threat adds another dimension to that. Turner would be a great get, and could be a serious weapon for us. He is fully aware of what we would like to do on offense in the future.

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if wonder if pelini's comments today that our offense is going to be like Alabama's in the future just lost us jamal turner...

don't get me wrong i'm all for being a power running team with good passing too, in fact i've been dying for that the last few years... but thats not jamal turners thing. i'd be surprised if he comes here now

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I guess I don't understand why you don't think that he would come here if we ran an offense like 'bama's.

He is a dual threat QB. :dunno

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if wonder if pelini's comments today that our offense is going to be like Alabama's in the future just lost us jamal turner...

don't get me wrong i'm all for being a power running team with good passing too, in fact i've been dying for that the last few years... but thats not jamal turners thing. i'd be surprised if he comes here now

 

<_<

 

one comment does not undo all the hours spent recruiting this guy.

 

Pelini likes the power running that Alabama presents. In no way does that mean we need a Mcelroy clone... that means we need a dominating offensive line and some legit RB's. A Dual Threat adds another dimension to that. Turner would be a great get, and could be a serious weapon for us. He is fully aware of what we would like to do on offense in the future.

 

Also. I am sure that Jamal knew of our new direction all along as the coaches probably discussed this with him before he said "Nebraska is the clear cut leader."

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I absolutely think that our offense can take off with a guy like Green or Turner at qb running a power run game. However, Wats is going to have to get a lot better at his play calling and offense in general IMO. Right now it seems like when we ran the spread we either ran outs, stop routes or bubble screens and thats it. Then when we went to our power run game all we did when we passed the ball was we would lob it deep to Paul. You look at Va Tech or Uconn or any other team that runs a power run game O and they have a very diverse pass game but not really west coast diverse. I realize that a lot of our O was set up to win and our line wasn't very good and our wr's weren't either. But Wats O in general is going to have to get a lot more match up friendly.

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if wonder if pelini's comments today that our offense is going to be like Alabama's in the future just lost us jamal turner...

don't get me wrong i'm all for being a power running team with good passing too, in fact i've been dying for that the last few years... but thats not jamal turners thing. i'd be surprised if he comes here now

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I guess I don't understand why you don't think that he would come here if we ran an offense like 'bama's.

He is a dual threat QB. :dunno

well 'bama's offense consists of pounding the rock, play action passes, and quick drop back passes. dunno if turner's the guy for that kind of offense... his video consists of all shotgun, one formation that bama never runs

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if wonder if pelini's comments today that our offense is going to be like Alabama's in the future just lost us jamal turner...

don't get me wrong i'm all for being a power running team with good passing too, in fact i've been dying for that the last few years... but thats not jamal turners thing. i'd be surprised if he comes here now

 

I guess I don't understand why you don't think that he would come here if we ran an offense like 'bama's.

He is a dual threat QB. :dunno

well 'bama's offense consists of pounding the rock, play action passes, and quick drop back passes. dunno if turner's the guy for that kind of offense... his video consists of all shotgun, one formation that bama never runs

 

There isn't too much difference between Turner and Cody Green. Both fall in the dual-threat category. Wats was responsible for recruiting Green last year, so apparently he sees him fitting into his spread offense.

 

I think what Bo was trying to emphasize in the article is that he likes the way Bama commits to the run. He's all for balance in passing and running, but wants us to be more physical on the line so that we can run at will against anybody the same way Bama is able to. We haven't been able to do that this year consistently, except that one possession against Colorado when Burkhead took it in.

 

Keep in mind that we're still utilizing the spread offense next year. So Turner will be fine since a lot of spread formations are shotgun oriented.

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if wonder if pelini's comments today that our offense is going to be like Alabama's in the future just lost us jamal turner...

don't get me wrong i'm all for being a power running team with good passing too, in fact i've been dying for that the last few years... but thats not jamal turners thing. i'd be surprised if he comes here now

 

I guess I don't understand why you don't think that he would come here if we ran an offense like 'bama's.

He is a dual threat QB. :dunno

well 'bama's offense consists of pounding the rock, play action passes, and quick drop back passes. dunno if turner's the guy for that kind of offense... his video consists of all shotgun, one formation that bama never runs

 

There isn't too much difference between Turner and Cody Green. Both fall in the dual-threat category. Wats was responsible for recruiting Green last year, so apparently he sees him fitting into his spread offense.

 

I think what Bo was trying to emphasize in the article is that he likes the way Bama commits to the run. He's all for balance in passing and running, but wants us to be more physical on the line so that we can run at will against anybody the same way Bama is able to. We haven't been able to do that this year consistently, except that one possession against Colorado when Burkhead took it in.

 

Keep in mind that we're still utilizing the spread offense next year. So Turner will be fine since a lot of spread formations are shotgun oriented.

I think it is also important to note that Bo also mentioned Florida in that same quote. Everyone assumes he meant that he would like to run Alabama's O, but he was using BOTH of those teams as examples of why it is important to be able to run the ball effectively. Both teams do it differently, but they both do it effectively. Bo just said he wants to have a team that can run the ball well, whether it is like Florida and done out of the Gun or like Alabama in an I-Back Set is yet to be seen.

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alright well now to me it sounds like its getting out of hand. we want a powerful running game but also a spread offense so we can have fast quarterbacks who can throw with great receivers who are fast etc etc. it now sounds to me like we just want to have an offense thats damn good at everything... if we can run an effective spread offense with a powerful running game that has the ability to impose its will on defenses then this will be the best offense in NCAA history.. good luck with that

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alright well now to me it sounds like its getting out of hand. we want a powerful running game but also a spread offense so we can have fast quarterbacks who can throw with great receivers who are fast etc etc. it now sounds to me like we just want to have an offense thats damn good at everything... if we can run an effective spread offense with a powerful running game that has the ability to impose its will on defenses then this will be the best offense in NCAA history.. good luck with that

Like VT has used when they've had a running QB like Vick and Taylor. And Florida has had since Meyer got there. Nevada also runs a spread variant with a powerful running game (led NCAA in rushing). I'm sure there are more examples.

 

As for Turner, I always like a QB who can scramble or run. He needs to be a passer first, but a QB making plays with his feet always stresses a defense.

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alright well now to me it sounds like its getting out of hand. we want a powerful running game but also a spread offense so we can have fast quarterbacks who can throw with great receivers who are fast etc etc. it now sounds to me like we just want to have an offense thats damn good at everything... if we can run an effective spread offense with a powerful running game that has the ability to impose its will on defenses then this will be the best offense in NCAA history.. good luck with that

Like VT has used when they've had a running QB like Vick and Taylor. And Florida has had since Meyer got there. Nevada also runs a spread variant with a powerful running game (led NCAA in rushing). I'm sure there are more examples.

 

As for Turner, I always like a QB who can scramble or run. He needs to be a passer first, but a QB making plays with his feet always stresses a defense.

 

yup. it is hardly revolutionary to want to be proficient on offense at running and passing and have a quarterback that can do both.

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Id like to see about a 60-40 run to pass ratio with everything based around those power sets. Much like what Alabama did this year: Relied on their defense to win games and ran the ball very effectively.

 

Turner is a great QB who happens to be very athletic from what I am being told. 2,000 rushing yards and 2,000 passing yards speak for themselves. That means he rushed and passed for over 200 a game because they only played ten games. That is impressive. Would LOVE to get him and Green in the same class.

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