Westbrook Linebacker Attends A&M Junior Day

Texas A&M held their first junior day of the year on Saturday. They hosted some of the top junior prospects in the state of Texas which included Beaumont Westbrook linebacker, Colin Garrett. The A&M staff had an eventful day set up for the junior prospects, which left Garrett walking away awed by his visit. Websider's Taylor Hamm spoke to Colin about his junior day visit to Aggieland.

Texas A&M held their first junior day of the year on Saturday. They hosted some of the top junior prospects in the state of Texas which included Beaumont Westbrook linebacker, Colin Garrett. The A&M staff had an eventful day set up for the junior prospects, which left Garrett walking away awed by his visit.

"We ate with the team and after that we met with our area recruiting coaches. Then we went into the position meetings and watch film with the players and coaches before watching them practice. I came away very very impressed with the visit."

Garrett did take notice of the family-like atmosphere inside of the Bright Complex on Saturday. Being able to fit in with his teammates is very important to Colin.

"What stuck out to me was the players and the coaches are like one big family. They all love each other and are nice to each other. At some schools the team is divided, offense or defense, but at A&M it's just like they are one big family and they play together. That is one of the main things I am looking for in choosing a school. The atmosphere of the team and a place where it will make me feel like I am at home. "

Colin's meeting with his area recruiter Jim Turner was brief but Colin got the idea that the Ags are interested in his abilities early on in the recruiting process.

"Jim Turner is my area recruiter and we talked for a little while. He talked to my coach and he wanted me to bring up some game film so I brought it up for him. He said they like me a lot so I am hoping I get an offer from A&M because I really like it up there."

Garrett was teammates with 5-star runningback Christine Michael last year at Westbrook. The two of them had the chance to catch up with each other after the Aggies practiced.

"I talked to my teammate from last year Christine Michael. He just told me that it was amazing up there. He said that he doesn't get home sick or anything like that because he feels like he is at home in College Station."

The Westbrook linebacker liked the way the Aggies looked in practiced.

"The team looked good in practice. Their practices are the kind I like, intense and high energy. They compete against each other hard and that is what makes a good team-- a team that practices hard, plays hard."

The 6-1, 193 pound junior wants to put on some weight by the end of the summer. He plans on attending multiple camps and combines to improved his strength and speed.

"I want to get over 200 by the summer. That is what I am working on now is to get to 205. My 40 time has improved a little. I was clocked last month at a 4.61. Im going to the FBU combine in February. I'm going to go to as many camps as I can after that."


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