Desmond "Dez" Gardiner is one of the most intelligent recruits in Mike Sherman's 2009 class. This Architecture Engineer major prides himself on his ability to make stops when his team needs them.
"I would say my strengths are my physicality, reading routes, route recognition, football knowledge, and knowing where to be to make a play"
Desmond still needs to work on his press coverage and fine tune his technique but he doesn't think that will hurt his chances to start next year.
"I think I have a chance to start. It's all about getting into 2 a days and getting the feel for everything. Coaches haven't talked to me about red shirting."
Expect to see Desmond getting shots a punt and kick returns come fall camp as well. June 11th is his scheduled move to Aggieland and he is rooming with Christine Michael and Charlie Thomas.
Desmond had some big time offers coming out of high school which included the likes of Oklahoma with Vanderbilt, U of H, and Kansas State being a few teams trying to sway Gardiner away from A&M late in his recruiting process.
"If I wouldn't have gone to A&M I would of gone to Oklahoma."
Desmond has been running track all spring and improved his 40 yard dash time to a 4.4. His off-season workout regiment included Coach Kennedy's program along with his track training. His current weight is up to 185lbs.
"My track training has helped improve my speed tremendously. I want to be an explosive corner back."
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