"I was real happy to hear about that. I was in weight training when I heard," the rising senior said.
Garrett went on to say that he doesn't know much about the Bulldogs, but that he's eager to find out what Georgia has to offer.
"That's a school I could see myself going to," Garrett said. "There are kids from my school (Tucker) who have gone to Georgia and have gone on to the NFL."
Patrick Pass, Thomas Brown and most recently Asher Allen have gone through the system at Tucker, which usually involves playing in the recreation league Tucker Lions, and then on to Athens. The tie between the school and Georgia has Garrett wanting to know more about it.
"I don't know a lot about Georgia," Garrett admitted. "I have been to a game or two. I hope to get up there for a junior day. I think James, Chris and I are going up there this weekend."
A quick trip to Athens should help answer many of the questions Garrett and his teammates have about Georgia. It remains to be seen if Garrett, Sanders and Vaughters will go to the same school together, but the trio has been playing ball together for most of their lives.
"I started playing football in third grade with the Tucker Loins – it was fun. I learned how to hit, block and run. Me and James and Chris played on the same teams. We all grew up playing at the park," Garrett said, adding that the group "won a few championhsips." Not hard to imagine.
As far as the new interest from Georgia, Garrett thinks his move from safety to linebacker has something to do with it.
"I moved from safety to linebacker this season," he said. "I think I made more plays. I was studying film. I was able to make the plays in the backfield. At linebacker it is a lot easier to make plays because you are closer to the ball. I run track, so I have speed, too."
The Tucker ties to Georgia don't hurt, either. Two former Georgia players coach Garrett on defense – former defensive back Corey Robinson and former linebacker Jarvis Jackson, who is Garrett's position coach.
The Bulldogs were the second school to offer Garrett – Central Florida was the first.