4-star S Larry Turner-Gooden narrows list, sets commitment date
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4-star S Larry Turner-Gooden narrows list, sets commitment date

Hayes Fawcett12 days
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Larry Turner-Gooden
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Four-star consensus safety Larry Turner-Gooden of Mission Hills (Calif.) Bishop Alemany narrowed his list of colleges to five schools on Wednesday.

The 6-foot, 179-pounder will choose between Texas, Penn State, Colorado, Maryland, and USC on January 8th at the All-American Bowl.

Texas visit impressed Larry Turner-Gooden

“Texas overall was just a good visit,” Turner-Gooden said. “Austin is a great city, it is like a mini Los Angeles to me. The coaches showed me how I look in the program, and what I can do for the program. After taking my visit,  I knew Texas was going to be in my top five.”

Coaching security and white out game at Penn State

“Penn State was a great visit as well,” Turner-Gooden said. “Overall it is a good program and the legacy there keeps running. With Coach (James) Franklin signing the 10 year contract, I know he’s not leaving. After taking my visit to the white out game, I knew Penn State was going to be a top school for me.”

California connections in Colorado 

“Colorado was a very nice place to be,” Turner-Gooden said. “The players really got along with me and I connected with a lot of California guys on the roster. The coaches have been talking with me and telling me how I would benefit in the program from day one.”

Larry Turner-Gooden on Maryland

“The DMV is a nice place to stay,” Turner-Gooden said. “The coaches showed great hospitality and I liked the visit. Also, the players showed me around and showed me what it was like to stay out there. Coming from California, it is far from home, but definitely a place to be.”

USC is home for Larry Turner-Gooden

“Due to USC not having a coach, the only person I talk to is Coach (Donte) Williams,” Turner-Gooden said. “He wants me to come take an official visit. All of my boys go there—I have teammates committed there— and it is home.

Larry Turner-Gooden is ranked as the No. 189 player in the On3 Consensus Rankings, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average. Turner-Gooden was previously committed to Arizona State. However, he backed off that pledge back in September.