Three recruiting Elite Junior DL Haskel Garrett hardest

Oct. 21 -- Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman junior defensive lineman Haskell Garrett is one of the nation’s elite line prospects and said three schools are currently recruiting him hardest...

Bishop Gorman is loaded in their junior class with four players in the 2017 Scout 100. There may not be a player with more upside or a higher ceiling than Haskell Garrett.

Garrett is currently rated the No. 33 player in the country and after watching him this season, that’s probably a bit too low. He’s a tremendous talent with the ability to play multiple positions on the defensive line. He’s physically very strong with a great first step, violent with his hands and very active. 

Scholarship offers are coming in from all over the country and Garrett said three schools are currently on him hardest.

“The three main ones I’m talking with are Oklahoma, Penn State and Texas A&M,” Garrett said. “I talk with Coach Hagen, the DL coach at A&M all the time. We have a set time every week that I call him, right after mass and before our pre-game meal every Friday night. 

“I talk to Coach Spencer at Penn State and Coach Reynolds at Oklahoma all the time and I have some family ties to both schools. I have a lot of family that lives on the East Coast and they’re all big Penn State fans. Then I also have a lot of family that are big OU fans so it’s pretty cool I have all these opportunities.”

Garrett said he continues to hear from USC, Washington, Washington State, Utah and UCLA as well. 

"I talk with Coach Wilson at USC but they're going through some adversity right now," Garrett said. "I like Coach Wilson but I know they're really focusing on their season right now. Utah is doing really good right now and I've been impressed with them. I like UCLA too but I haven't talked to them in a little bit, it's usually an on again, off again thing with them."

While Garrett said he's open to all schools, he did say A&M could have the edge if they land one more of his teammates.

"They already have Tate Martell committed there and if Tyjon Lindsey decides to go there too, it will probably be over for me and I'll have to join my boys," Garrett said. "We're all really good friends, more like family than friends and we have always wanted to play together.

"I'm in no rush to commit anywhere and I kind of want to drag it out and take some visits. I want to see what is out there and give every school a fair shot. A&M will be really hard to beat if my boys are both going there but like I said, I want to go through the process and make sure I'm doing the right thing. I know what a big decision this is so I won't rush in to anything."

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