Pirates Land Garner

Siler City (NC) Jordan-Matthews defensive lineman Anthony Garner has committed to East Carolina.

Siler City (NC) Jordan-Matthews defensive lineman Anthony Garner has committed to East Carolina.

"He has given East Carolina a verbal agreement," said Garner's father, Henry. "It's not on paper, but he has given them a verbal."

The 6-foot-1, 295-pound defensive tackle ripped up opposing offensive lines, as he finished his junior season with 90 tackles, 23 tackles for a loss, and 13 sacks. Jordan-Matthews tallied an 11-2 record with a loss in the playoffs at Cherryville.

This season he has helped lead Jordan-Matthews to a 5-2-1 record. Currently he is sidelined with a leg injury.

On film, Garner is a disruptive force that creates havoc in opposing backfields. Although he may not have prototypical size for a defensive tackle, he more than makes up for it with a non-stop motor and tremendous work ethic.

Garner was at football practice and we will have more from him later tonight so stay tuned


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