Garrett was a passenger on the 2006 edition of Glenville Coach Ted Ginn's bus tour, which showcases the football players at that high school to colleges across the country. During that tour, he began receiving interest from Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes.
"Coach said, ‘They've got an offer on the table for you' and gave me a 1-800 number to call," Garrett said.
He did, and on the other end of the line, recruiting coordinator Eric Johnson and defensive backs coach Phil Parker offered him a scholarship, informing him the written offer was on its way to his house.
Garrett was named to the pre-season All-Eastside team for the 2006 season, despite being enrolled at a much smaller school, Harvey's enrollment stands at just under 650, while his former school, Glenville, boasts nearly three times as many, with over 1650 students.
Until the bus tour, another Big Ten school, Indiana, had been recruiting him the hardest and was at the top of his list. Since the bus tour, however, Indiana has all but dropped off the map.
"At first [my leader] was Indiana," Garrett said. "Then I went on the bus tour, and haven't really heard from them."
Aside from Indiana, Garrett said Iowa and Pittsburgh are the others at the top of his list, and spoke about his latest offer.
"I've always liked Iowa," Garrett said. "I like that they're in the Big 10, I like the way they play, I like the coaches. I feel comfortable around them."
Garrett has been to Iowa City twice before, but plans to make an official visit to Iowa City soon, something made difficult by his team's schedule. Harvey plays its first game this Friday, August 25th.
He hopes to visit Iowa City on September 30th, when Iowa plays pre-season #1 Ohio State in a 7pm start. Several other Iowa recruits have already scheduled their visit for that day as well.
Garrett said he doesn't have a timetable for a decision, but you can be sure we'll be checking in with him throughout his season for any new updates.