Recruiting: Garrett Had An Adrenaline Rush

Defensive end and offensive tackle Kenneth Garrett of Crooked Oak, Okla., liked what he saw and what he heard last Saturday night in Stillwater when he was one of some 25 or more high school recruiting prospects taking in the first game in the expanded Boone Pickens Stadium.

"Yeah, the game was crazy," said Garrett, who was there with his coach. "I had never seen anything like that before and it was really, really loud. When we were down on the field with the players (warming up) before the game I got an adrenaline rush. I don't know how to describe it."

Asked if he wanted to take a helmet and jersey and suit up and play, and if that was what he was feeling, he answered, "Something like that, yeah, I would have liked to play.

"They really took good care of us and I liked the food and the way they escorted us," added Garrett of the unofficial visit. "They made us feel special."

The 6-4, 265-pound Garrett was fresh off a rush from Crooked Oak's opening game last Friday night as Garrett had a career highlight.

"We won 43-34 (over St, Mary)," said Garrett. "I thought I played well and I scored a touchdown. We had fourth-and-20 because we'd had a penalty and stuff. We threw a wide receiver screen and he got stopped so I ran behind him and told him to pitch it to me. He did and I ran it into the end zone for the tying touchdown."

Crooked Oak opens its home schedule this week with Casady visiting the Ruf Neks. Garrett said he has been working on his recruiting list to paring it down from this summer.

"I've been eliminating schools some and getting the list down to a few schools," he said. "Right now it is OSU, OU, Kansas State, Kansas and Texas Tech. I am trying to go to the OSU game this Saturday. If I don't I will definitely be at the next one."

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