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Turene sticking to commitment

LB prospect flagged by NCAA is frustrated he hasn't been able to help Bulldogs

Updated: October 1, 2011, 10:31 PM ET
By Radi Nabulsi | DawgNation
DAWSONVILLE, Ga. -- The frustration in the voice of Kent Turene comes through almost immediately. The soft-spoken linebacker had planned to enroll at the University of Georgia in June. Instead he wound up at The Atlanta Sports Academy, a prep school 70 miles away from Athens.

"It has been like a roller coaster to me," Turene said Tuesday before practice.

"He is a little disappointed because he is not at a D1 school due to a situation that is beyond his control," coach Damon Dawson said. "Kent was flagged by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse for an abnormally high ACT score given his core GPA. Even when he took the ACT a second time and got a similar score to what he got the first time, he was still flagged."

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