Goose Creeks Gerald Turner commits to play football at South Carolina
Goose Creek High School lineman Gerald Turner has committed to play football at South Carolina, Gators coach Chuck Reedy said today.
Turner, 6-2 and 250 pounds, also had interest from Clemson, North Carolina and Georgia Tech, Reedy said.
“I think South Carolina is projecting him as an Eric Norwood type, a guy who can play linebacker or defensive end or both,” said Reedy, referring to the former Gamecock star. “Gerald runs very well, better than 4.6 for the 40-yard dash, and he’s very strong. He can play a lot of places. He could very easily get up to 275 pounds.”
Turner is an all-region and all-state player, and was the Division II-AAAA defensive player of the year last season as the Gators won the state title. Turner is also a four-year starter and an “excellent student,” Reedy said.