Garner, from South Oak Cliff High School, was receiving interest from Kansas, Iowa St., Kansas St., and Missouri. "Louisiana Tech was the first school to offer me," explained Garner. "I decided to go ahead and make my decision."
The 6'1" 220 pound linebacker had 88 tackles as a junior. Garner did not know his senior stats, but he did have two interceptions for the 9-3 Bears.
The Dallas Morning News called Garner a playmaker and his teammate, Tevodrick Turner, a run stuffer. Turner is a 6'1" 310 pound defensive tackle.