The coaching carousel in college football following the 2012 regular season is having a trickle down effect on recruiting. Cincinnati has seen several of their 2013 commitments re-open their recruitments, with the latest being Akron (Ohio) Copley running back Aregeros Turner.
"I decommitted from Cincinnati and planned some visits for Kentucky and probably one for Tennessee," Turner reported. "But I am still considering Cincinnati."
Turner's father contacted the Cincinnati coaching staff on Thursday to inform them of the decision to decommit. That day also brought about a conversation with Tennessee head coach Butch Jones, who was the coach at Cincinnati when Turner committed.
"Coach Jones said he still wanted me but he had to review everything with all the other staff members," Turner said. "I didn't set [a Tennessee] visit up yet, but I plan on it."
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Turner has shown the ability to play either running back or defensive back, but was recruited by Cincinnati for offense and is still being considered as a running back by Jones and his staff at Tennessee.
New Kentucky assistant coach Vince Marrow was also impressed with Turner's abilities on the offensive side of the football and has been recruiting him to Lexington since joining the Wildcat's staff.
"They just offered me two days ago," Turner said of Kentucky. "I am going there Jan. 11. I just want to see if they are a family, if the coaches really want me there and if they will be able to turn the program around. He told me it is possible I could get playing time my freshman year, but he couldn't promise me anything."
No other schools are on Turner's radar at this time. He still has all five official visits available to him, including one to Cincinnati were he to decide to take it.