Dorsey Legacy At Oregon Scores With Garrett

The Oregon football program has had remarkable success recruiting in Southern California, specifically at Los Angeles' Dorsey High School, where former Ducks Jeremiah Johnson and Jerome Boyd enjoyed tremendous success during their tenure. Current Dorsey safety, Charles Garrett, recognizes Johnson and Boyd's triumphs and hopes one day to possibly replicate the Dorsey tradition in the Northwest.

Do you currently hold an offer from Oregon?

"No, not right now."

Have you had any contact with Oregon?

"Yeah, I talk to Coach Don Pellum and sometimes I e-mail Coach John Neal."

How often would you say that you talk to those guys?

"Not that often."

Have they mentioned anything to you in your conversations with them about any potential offers coming through for you?

"Not yet. They've just been telling me to send my film down."

What is your overall interest in Oregon?

"It's very high."

Is there anything in particular that has you interested in the program?

"Yeah, their facilities. I like their facilities a lot and their defense. I like the fact that both Dorsey players -- Jeremiah [Johnson] and Jerome [Boyd] -- went there and started."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"A competitor, a ballhawk, big hitter, I make plays...everything. I do everything good."

Would you compare yourself to anyone at the collegiate or professional level?

"I like to say I'm like Eric Berry."

What are you looking for in a program?

"Academics -- so I can get a good education -- and a fair opportunity to play. A nice coaching staff and just a home environment."

Do you hold any offers from other schools at this point?

"Yeah I hold one from Washington State."

What other schools are you hearing a lot from?

"Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, Georgia, Washington."

Do you have any favorites at this point?

"Right now I'm open and I like whoever likes me. Right now, I'd have to go with Washington State because they were my first offer."

Have you been to any camps this spring and are you planning on going to any camps this summer?

"Yeah, I just came back from the UCLA camp and I plan on going to the Arizona and Arizona State one and hopefully both Washington ones -- Washington and Washington State -- and the USC Rising Star camp."

Have you taken any unofficial visits or are you planning on taking any unofficial visits?

"Not right now. I'm trying to take some in the summer though...Washington State, Washington, UCLA, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona, and Arizona State."

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