2011 Westbrook Linebacker Visits Aggieland

Colin Garrett is a 2011 prospect that many hardcore recruiting fans have not heard of. The 6 foot, 170 pound linebacker out of Westbrook has visited Texas A&M twice this year and his second visit Thanksgiving night left him very impressed with the gameday atmosphere. Websider's Taylor Hamm spoke to Colin and got his thoughts on the Lone Star Showdown.

Colin Garrett is a 2011 prospect that many hardcore recruiting fans have not heard of. Colin may be undersized at the middle linebacker position, but his numbers against 5A talent shouldn't go unnoticed. The 6 foot, 170 pound linebacker out of Westbrook has visited Texas A&M twice this year and his second visit Thanksgiving night left him very impressed with the gameday atmosphere.

"That game was amazing. I went to the A&M/Utah State game and it was loud then, but the atmosphere this time was way different. The stadium was louder than anything I have heard, and it was an experience I will always remember."

Garrett has racked up some big numbers against elite competition in his area.

"I had a pretty good season this year. Against Katy, even though we lost, I had 19 tackles. I had 19 tackles against Westfield, 17 tackles against Aldine, and 18 tackles and an interception against Hightower where I was given player of the game for that performance. I finished the season with over 180 tackles."

Colin had a chance to catch up with his area recruiter, Jim Turner after the Texas game.

"Coach Turner and I had a chance to talk for a little bit after the game. He said he is going to be coming down to my school this week and we are going to talk some more."

While he doesn't have any offers on the table at the moment, Garrett is getting letters and speaking with some prominent coaches in the Big 12.

"I've been hearing from Major Applewhite from Texas. I have been getting letters from Nebraska, UCLA, Ole Miss, TCU, U of H, and OU called my coach last week."

Hard work is something Garrett prides himself on and it's what sets himself apart from other players his age.

"I stand out a little bit from others at my position because all of the hard work I put in the summer. I get in at least 2-3 workouts a day. I watch a lot of film and ask to bring it home because a lot of the players like Christine Michael tell me the game is all in the film and watching it will help you out more and more throughout each game."

Colin can play all three linebacker positions but he prefers being the leader on defense.

"I like middle because I like being the leader on defense. I like it because you have access to both sides of the field. You can make more tackles and make more plays. I'm always running to the football. I always want to make that big play and I think middle helps me with that."

Garrett has plans to take unofficial visits to A&M and Texas after both of their seasons are over.


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