Klemm Offers California JUCO Star

SMU ace recruiter Adrian Klemm recently combed the West Coast in search of talent and last night, Klemm extended a new offer to a rangy defensive back who possesses an ideal combination of size and speed. Read further to get the details on this JUCO sophomore, including the date that he'll take an official visit to SMU.

"I talked to Coach Klemm on the phone today," Fullerton College CB Aaron Garbutt said Sunday evening. "He had some good things to say and I liked what he was telling me. He told me that I could come in and fill a need for them and make an immediate impact.

"He made me a verbal offer during the conversation and I'm going to take an official visit to SMU on December 10th. I also have an offer from New Mexico State, and I'm getting interest from Washington, Utah State, and Ole Miss. SMU is the only official that I've set up yet."

Garbutt, who says that he's in the "6-foot-1 to 6-foot-2, 210-pound" range, has uncanny 4.4 speed for his size. He's been listed as both a cornerback and a safety on various reports, and the California native -- he prepped at Westminster High School -- was named was named All-Conference last year for Fullerton. As a senior in high school, Garbutt was honored as the Orange County Player of the Year.

In 2009, Garbutt picked off four passes and returned his only punt return for a touchdown.

"I break really well on the ball and I think that I do a good job of seeing things unfold on the field," he said when asked to describe his game. "I play well in crunch time and I take chances that usually pay off; I'm aggressive."

Fullerton went 7-4 this year and won its bowl game vs. College of the Canyons.

Coach Klemm has also offered Garbutt's teammate, defensive tackle Uriah Grant. The pair of Fullerton defenders are close friends and are "really tight," according to Garbutt.

Klemm has enjoyed great success recruiting California this year, landing commitments from prospects such as four-star LB Devon Moreland and prolific QB Conner Preston, and he hopes to add Garbutt, Grant, and Narbonne offensive lineman Dontae Levingston to the list of future Mustangs.

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