Garnett Has A Timetable in Mind

The five-star offensive lineman from Puyallup (Wash.), Joshua Garnett, talks about what his time frame looks like and news he got over the weekend...

Puyallup (Wash.) offensive lineman Joshua Garnett is still taking his time sorting out the recruiting process, with no set dates for official visits and no set timeline for when he'll make his decision.

"I'll probably start setting my visits in the next month. I'm probably going to visit Miami after the UnderArmour Game and I may visit Michigan when they play Nebraska" said Garnett. "Right now, we're guaranteed a spot in the playoffs, but we have one more (regular season) game left to see what place we'll finish in, against our rivals, Rogers. It's their Senior Night and I want to be the Heartbreak Kid. That's where my focus is."

Garnett said that despite previous reports saying he was going to leave the West Coast for college, that's not a declaration he had made.

"What I've said was I was going to leave the West Coast for my official visits," said Garnett.

Garnett said that would eliminate official visits to the Pac-12 schools he's interested in, like Cal, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Oregon and hometown Washington.

"I won't visit the Pac-12 schools officially because I can just go there or I've already been there," said Garnett. "I'm planning to visit Miami, Nebraska, Michigan and Auburn, but I haven't set any yet."

On Friday, Garnett got some good news from Stanford.

"I had called Coach (David) Shaw on Friday at Stanford just to talk and he told me I was admitted into school," said Garnett. "It came as a surprise that I've already been admitted because I didn't think it would come in as a soon as it did. Knowing the academic rigor, it feels like an accomplishment. You hear about people talk about Harvard, Stanford and Yale and automatically you think of the high academics. Stanford is just the brightest of the bright kids. Knowing that there were a lot of bright people who didn't get in before you and how hard I worked."

With that news out of the way, Garnett said it's a big weight off his shoulders.

"It's really good to know that I can focus on the football side of things now," said Garnett. "And if I can get into Stanford, I can get in anywhere.

Garnett, though, said he still doesn't have a leader and no schools have separated from the pack.

"I'm still wide open and I won't have my list cut down until after my season," said Garnett. "I'll announce my decision at my school in January."

Getting his first verbal offer as a freshman, Garnett has been a longtime veteran of the recruiting process, but he's not losing interest in it.

"I'm not getting too tired of it," said Garnett. "It's exciting just to see guys play. You talk to the coaches, and then you see them play on Saturday. It's pretty cool."

In the meantime, he's more concerned about what's happening on Friday nights.

"Right now, I'm focused on Puyallup football," said Garnett. "We have a lot of unfinished business."

Brandon is in his seventh year with, currently as the National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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