Dylan Gooden, a Class of 2023 four-star EDGE out of Our Lady Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland, who is committing Aug. 9, has narrowed his school choice down to four, and Penn State made the cut.
Penn State is in the running along with Maryland, Rutgers and Virginia Tech for the 6-foot-4, 204-pound Gooden. Gooden is the number five recruit in Maryland, the No.30 edge rusher and the No. 260 overall recruit in the Class of 2023, according to 247Sports.
— Dylan Gooden (@DylanGooden4) July 24, 2022
Dylan is the son of former major league pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden, who won the National League Rookie of the Year in 1984, the 1985 National League Cy Young Award and part of three World Series-winning teams in his 16-year major league career.
Scouts believe Dylan Gooden has the perfect blend of size, length and athleticism to be an effective pass pusher for a Power Five program.
Scouts add that Gooden is still learning the game after transitioning from basketball and is still developing a move set, but he has elite quickness and acceleration to get off the edge at the snap.
Additionally, Gooden has the closing speed to finish plays and get to the ball carrier. Gooden also has a lot of room to get bigger and stronger.
Gooden is scheduled to announce his commitment Aug. 9