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Texas S Larry Turner-Gooden to enter the NCAA transfer portal

The California product only played two snaps on defense in 2023.

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Texas Longhorns redshirt freshman safety Larry Turner-Gooden intends to enter the NCAA transfer portal, according to a report from On3.

The 6’0, 204-pounder was a consensus four-star prospect in the 2022 recruiting class ranked as the No. 283 player overall and the No. 24 safety according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Out of Mission Hills (Calif.) Bishop Alemany, Turner-Gooden held 35 offers during his recruitment, including Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, and Washington, among others. Arizona State, Colorado, Maryland, and Penn State were the four other finalists for Turner-Gooden’s signature when he committed to Texas during the All-American Bowl in San Antonio in early January before enrolling early on the Forty Acres. Turner-Gooden had missed most of his senior season due to injuries.

As a true freshman, Turner-Gooden played in four games, appearing in two snaps on special teams and 10 snaps on defense, but wasn’t able to secure a spot on the depth chart at safety in 2023 and only played two snaps in the 57-7 win over Texas Tech to end the regular season.

Turner-Gooden is the sixth Texas player to enter the transfer portal or announce their intentions to do so, joining redshirt sophomore wide receiver Casey Cain, redshirt junior offensive lineman Sawyer Goram-Welch, redshirt freshman cornerback X’Avion Brice, redshirt freshman safety BJ Allen, and senior safety Jalen Catalon.