Checking In: Gerald Turner

South Carolina commitment Gerald Turner checks in with GamecockAnthem to give an update on his season and some thoughts on the Gamecocks.

Gerald Tuner and his Goose Creek Gators are off to a hot start.

Goose Creek has started the season off strong with five straight wins and are in the midst of an 18-game winning streak.

The talented linebacker continues to show his presence on the field disrupting play after play with his tenacity and ability to pressure the quarterback.

Turner admits that his season didn't start off the way he had hoped, but things have picked up in recent weeks.

"My season started off kinda slow but i am getting back into playing the way i play."

Bad news for the rest of the teams on the schedule.

Turner has been a Gamecock commitment since late March but stays in touch often with several members of the Gamecock coaching staff.

"I talk to Coach Spurrier Jr. almost twice a week. My relationship with Coach Lawing, who will be my position coach, is the reason for me knowing it is the place for me."

Coach Lawing certainly knows how to recruit talent to the Gamecocks. Turner looks to be another player in a long line of potential Gamecock stars at defensive end, Turner's future position at South Carolina.

"I would play defensive and stand on my feet almost like an outside linebacker."

Turner has been mentioned in the same breath as former Gamecocks Eric Norwood and Melvin Ingram. If he performs up to their level, then the Gamecocks got a steal in the three-star recruit.

The Gamecocks season is already four games in this year but Turner knows when he'll be able to make it to Columbia this year.

" I am going up for the Georgia game and others and taking my official visit in December."

Turner knows he may be considered smaller than your prototypical defensive end, but he'll bring a lot to the table for South Carolina.

"I may be undersized but i am very quick to get around the edge and just a good ball player."

Turner and the Goose Creek Gators will put their undefeated season on the line when they face the Beaufort Eagles this Friday at Goose Creek High School.

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