At 6'5, 310-lbs, he has great size and has been camping this summer in hopes of improving his game, and beginning the recruiting process.
Gardner believes the trip to the Queen City was a good one.
"The Cincinnati camp, for the most part, I think I did good, except on a few 1-1s, but for the most part, the coaches like me and are very interested in me."
His camp in Bloomington, he feels, was even better.
"I liked IU camp. It was very interesting. They taught me a lot of new stuff, because I had never been in these camp situations before. I learned a lot of stuff there. I liked IU."
One of the men that made that camp what it was for Gardner was offensive line coach Greg Frey.
"He was a good coach. Technique wise, he got me sound on some of the drills and stuff. I used those drills in what I do in every day in my football life, so those really helped me. He was a good dude too."