For a second day in a row, Rutgers football has lost a recruit from the 2018 class, as 3-Star wide receiver E.J. Turner from Georgia decommitted on Tuesday night.
On Monday, 3-star quarterback Sean Chambers decommitted from Rutgers. That was less of a loss considering Chris Ash and the staff have a firm commitment from Jalen Chatman, another 3-star dual threat QB from California who visited campus again this past weekend. In addition, Rutgers picked up a commitment from 2019 QB Zamar Wise, also a 3-star dual threat signal caller.
The loss of Turner hurts more though, as the 6'1" receiver chose Rutgers this summer over more than a dozen other FBS offers and is the type of deep threat receiver the Rutgers offense desperately needs. Turner plays for Cartersville, Georgia and is the favorite target of 5-star QB Trevor Lawrence, who is the #2 player in the country for the 2018 class and is committed to Clemson. Although Turner said he is still considering Rutgers, having no ties to New Jersey and having plenty of suitors pursuing him, it doesn't seem likely he will come back into play.
The 2018 class for Rutgers currently stands with 18 commits, 17 of which are rated 3-star recruits. According to 247 composite rankings, the current class for Rutgers is ranked 54th in the country and 11th in the Big Ten. We reviewed the rankings here on Monday before the Turner news.