Buffs Gearing Up to Land Gerhart?

Center depth on the offensive line depth chart is running low for the Buffaloes. After All-Big 12 center, Mark Fenton, graduates this season the position will be up for grabs next fall. The CU staff is using this as a selling point in their recruitment of high school centers this recruiting cycle. Garth Gerhart is one of the top center prospects along the west coast and is very high on the Buffs.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 305
40 time: 5.28
Bench: 355
Squat: 585
Clean: 315
Vertical: "26
From: Norco, California
High School: Norco

As a junior, Garth Gerhart recorded 130 pancake blocks averaging 10 per game. He was named first team all-league, CIF, county and state under-class. "I have good feet and I am fast for how big I am," Gerhart says. "I am aggressive and have one of those motors that never stops."

Gerhart has received written offers from nine schools; Colorado, Colorado State, Boston College, Utah, Boise State, UNLV, Baylor, New Mexico State, and Hawaii. "I also have invitations to play for all of the armed service academies because of my grades."

Five schools are standing out to the center prospect right now and two are at the top. "Boston College and Colorado are both high on my list right now. I also like Boise State, Colorado State and Utah.

"I like where Colorado is at. It is in a nice area and the coaches are real cool. I have never been to the campus before but I plan to go this summer. It is also a good school. Coach Hawk is recruiting me. Him and Coach Avalos are the ones I hear from the most. They text me every week. Colorado tells me I can compete right off the bat.

"Boston College has a good offensive line. They are like 'O-line U.'. It is a different kind of place, too. I have been there before and I like it."

However you slice it, don't expect a decision from Gerhart for some time. "I will only make my verbal after I take all five of my official visits this fall."

He carries a 3.5 core GPA and is awaiting the score from the SAT he took last Saturday.


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