"I loved it," Garrett said. "The visit was amazing, as always. I came down with my mom and dad. It was our third game this season, but this one was my official.
“I just came down and hung out with everyone,” added Garrett. “We were able to hang out before the game and see the band come down and all that. I was with all of the coaches, but mainly coach [Les] Miles, coach [Gary] Crowton and coach [Greg] Studrawa. It was just an enjoyable weekend."
Being hosted by redshirt freshman lineman Josh Dworaczyk, Garrett said that meeting more of the team has helped him make the transition into being a part of the Tiger program.
"I know I don't get down there until January," Garrett said. "But hanging out with guys like Josh D., Lyle Hitt, Will Blackwell and Charles Scott, you get the feeling that you are already on the team. That is how they treat you. And that is what I have always loved with LSU. It is already family."
Garrett enjoyed the long weekend, as he sat out of Friday night's game for Tupelo, which they handled with ease despite his sideline status.
"I was still having headaches last week from the concussion," Garrett said. "It all happened so fast. I just got hit on a pass play that I pulled down to run. I should have kept it and gone through my progressions, but I saw a hole and went for it. When I did the defender plugged it and we met helmet to helmet. I blacked out for a few seconds, but I just got up and asked for the play. I don't know why, but I guess my adrenaline had taken over."
Garrett stayed on the field, leading the team on the final drive to a touchdown.
Instead of tying the game up with an extra point, Tupelo elected to go for two.
Garrett's pass was on point, but dropped in the end zone. The clock ran down as Tupelo dropped the decision 14-13, ending their chance at upsetting South Panola and snapping the 83-game win streak, good for the longest in the nation.
"I spent the night at the hospital," Garrett said. "They said that I just played through the concussion, so they don't want me back onto the field until a week after the headaches stop. It is killing me not to be out there. But the headaches stopped late last week, and I am seeing the neurologist Tuesday morning, so I should be cleared for this weekend."
One thing that the Mississippi gunslinger returned home with was a new memory from the Tiger sidelines.
"I was just standing there and David Toms came up to me," Garrett said. "My grandmother had told me that we were related, but I had never met him in person. He introduced himself and we talked about family. That was definitely cool."
Garrett, who plans his fourth trip to Tiger Stadium for Nov. 8 when Alabama comes to town, says that he is looking for January to get here.
"The view from the stands is amazing," Garrett said. "But I am waiting to see what the view of Tiger Stadium looks like from under center."