Zaviar Gooden: 2008 DB Gaining Interest

Pflugerville defensive back Zaviar Gooden possesses all the tools that allow a player to dominate the secondary. He has the speed and agility of a shutdown corner combined with the size and aggressiveness of a hard hitting safety. These attributes have a several programs excited about his potential.

"I have been hearing mostly from Baylor and Iowa," Zaviar Gooden said.

"I guess Texas, Texas A&M, Ohio State, Georgia, LSU, Iowa, Florida State and Baylor are the schools that I am interested in," Gooden said.

Gooden established Texas as the leader of the pack. But what makes the Longhorns so special?

"I guess because they send a lot of people to the league," Gooden said. "They are always ranked high, and they are right in Austin."

Texas will definitely get an opportunity to impress Gooden during the fall when he plans on watching several of their important games.

"I'm planning on going to the Texas vs. Ohio State game, the Texas A&M vs. Texas game, and the Texas vs. Oklahoma game," Gooden said. "I might catch a Baylor game too."

The 6-foot-2, 200 pound Gooden runs the 40-yard dash in a speedy 4.4 seconds. He recorded around 50 tackles and had two interceptions from his corner back position during his sophomore year. This season, Gooden has been moved to safety which is the position that he is being recruited to play.

Gooden attended camps at Texas A&M, Texas, and Baylor over the summer. He is looking for a school with good tradition, academics, and environment.

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