Q: What can you tell me about Garrison as a player and as a person off the field?
Wade Weibert: "Off the field, Garrison is a great kid! He's very soft-spoken but once he gets comfortable is a very fun guy to be around. He was definitely a centerpiece in our meeting room all last spring and this fall. "
Q: What are his strengths as an offensive lineman that will allow him to excel at the next level and what are something's he needs to work on?
WW: "As an offensive lineman he has very quick feet and a very strong punch! He came to Butler CC as a defensive lineman, but once he really bought into the idea of a future on the OL his ability as a player skyrocketed. He plays with a lot of toughness and grit. He has great instincts on the OL as well, he showed great understanding of where to take a defender so our ball carriers could advance. The things he'll continue to work on under the Minnesota staff will be his base, just able to consistently play with a wider base and keep his pads low."
Q: How is his work ethic?
WW: "He is a total work horse! He has a great work ethic and never showed a desire to complain or give less than his best in workouts and practice. He and our Center had to take 100% of reps all last spring and he did it with a great attitude and wanted to be great."
Q: And what do you think Gopher fans can expect to see out of Garrison these next four-five years at guard?
WW: "Overall I think the Minnesota fans are getting another GREAT Kansas kid. He'll do all of you very proud and he'll be a lot of fun to watch as he is a great athlete and I believe fits the "Big 10 O-Lineman" mold. "