The Longhorns may be in play for another highly touted target that was previously off the market.
Four-star athlete Larry Turner-Gooden has decided to deccomit from Arizona State, and re-open his recruitment. Turner-Gooden is a Southern, California native, a location where Steve Sarkisian has had a lot of success recruiting. 247Sports has him ranked as a top-185 player in the nation, while also ranking him as the No. 9 athlete in the country and the No. 16 player in the state of California.
Turner-Gooden announced via Twitter on Thursday that he has decided to re-open his recruitment, and it is being reported that Texas is very much in play.
First, I would like to thank the entire Arizona State University coaching staff for giving me an opportunity to be a part of the SunDevil’s family.
But after a long conversations with my parents I have Decided to Decommit from Arizona State University and reopen my recruitment pic.twitter.com/zdTk6EflxL
— LTG ++ LARRY TURNER GOODEN (@freshboylarry3) September 23, 2021
The decision comes a week after he visited Penn State during their whiteout game win over Auburn. As reported by 247Sports’ Greg Biggins, Turner-Gooden is scheduled to visit Texas in October, and other schools such as USC, LSU, and Colorado will also be factors in his recruitment.
If the Longhorns are able to gain a commitment from him, they would be getting a player who can play at either wide receiver or safety. He is projected to play safety in college, which is definitely a need for Texas after this season, as all of their starting defensive backs are seniors except for Brenden Schooler who is a graduate student.
There are no new crystal ball predictions for Turner-Gooden, which is likely indicative that he will take some time before deciding where to commit.