ACCOLADES: Garrett is a consensus four-star athlete who went 43-0, winning three state titles and three national titles, during his three years at Bishop Gorman. As a senior, he recorded 54 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 7 1/2 sacks and an interception. He had 56 1/2 TFL and 25 sacks for his career. He garnered first-team Nevada all-state recognition and was a U.S. Army All-American. He was also named the 4A Sunset and Southwest League defensive most valuable player.
GARRETT SAYS: “Everything (Ohio State does) speaks for itself. I’ve got a lot of family on the East Coast. I just thought it was the best fit for me. Ohio State, man, they’re winning games. They prepare you on and off the field for everything – life, college, the next step and moving on past football.”
EXPERT’S TAKE: “Garrett is a versatile player who has the ability to play inside or outside depending on the scheme. He has the size and toughness to play as a true tackle or three-tech but moves well enough to move outside in a 3-4 system as well. He has a great combination of strength, burst off the ball and physicality. He has a nonstop motor, plays with superior technique and is a playmaker. He can take on a double team, penetrate and still make a tackle. His upside is tremendous.” – Greg Biggins
PERSONAL: Garrett is originally from Vermont but lived in Hawaii for a short time after the death of his father when Garrett was 13. His mother is Maria Key. Garrett opted to commit to Ohio State before his first visit to campus.
2017 OUTLOOK: Part of the Bishop Gorman pipeline that the Buckeyes have established, Garrett is set to join a defensive line room that is perhaps one of the most talented position units in the country. Ohio State returns all four starters up front on the defensive line and is set to get Tracy Sprinkle back from injury on the interior. For Garrett, that could very well mean a redshirt year if he cannot beat out the likes of Mike Hill, Dre'Mont Jones, Davon Hamilton and Sprinkle.
COMMIT DATE: Feb. 9, 2016
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