A 2016 prospect has emerged in the state of Missouri in outside linebacker Cale Garrett of Kearney. He spent the month of June attending various camps, including ones at Kansas, Missouri, Kansas State, and Arkansas.
He attended Kansas' Kansas City satellite camp at Arrowhead Stadium and received very good news soon afterwards.
"Kansas offered me," said Garrett. "They really like me as a linebacker. I felt like my performance at their camp was one of my better ones. I've been to four this summer, and it was the last one of the year for me."
He discussed what his first offer meant to him.
"It's a lot of pressure that was released off of me," Garrett noted. "I've been working so hard to get recognized. It's good to know that I have an option to go to where I can get my college paid for and play football at the next level."
The coaching staff in Lawrence has already had a strong impact on Garrett's recruitment.
"Charlie Weis wanted to offer me on the spot," he pointed out. "Coach Bowen wanted to wait and watch some film on me first. They checked my film out the next day and they gave me a phone number to call. I called and that is when I was offered.
"They're not too far away from home," Garrett added. "I love Coach Bowen and Coach Weis. They are both great people. They are both respected and I think highly of both of them. It's a great opportunity to have. They want me to visit in July. They also would like to have me on campus for a game in the Fall."
Garrett also camped at Missouri and Kansas State, two other schools that have liked what they have seen so far.
"Missouri tells me to keep doing what I'm doing and good things will happen one day," Garrett explained. "They had shown the most interest, initially. I was at their junior day and it was awesome. I really like them. They are the home-state school. It's a real good program. I love the coaches too. Coach Steckel and Coach Hill are quite the characters and great coaches as well."
The Wildcats plan to maintain a relationship with the Kearney standout as well.
"The Kansas State linebackers coach really likes me," Garrett mentioned. "I ran a 4.82 forty there. He likes my potential but I think they want me to be a defensive end. They told me that they want me to come down for an unofficial visit at some point. They'll be in contact with me pretty soon. I think Kansas State would be a cool place to go to. They just renovated their facilities and have one of the best coaches in all of college football."
Garrett has a timeframe in which he hopes to have his college decision completed by.
"I want to commit this time next year," he stated. "As a class of 2016 prospect, I have some time. I'd like to make my decision before my senior year."
2016 Intro: Cale Garrett
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