Bruins In the Mix for 4-star 2017 DL Haskell Garrett

Dec. 10 -- The West's top defensive lineman in the 2017 class, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman's Haskell Garrett, has UCLA all over him early...

Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman defensive lineman Haskell Garrett (6-2, 280), is part of the vaunted and loaded 2017 class for the Gaels.

Garrett is up to a dozen offers, with Louisville the latest to offer the four-star.

The Cardinals joined offers from Nebraska, Oklahoma, Penn State, Texas A&M, UCLA, UNLV, USC, Utah, Utah State, Washington and Washington State.

He had put out a top five earlier in the fall, but a big junior year drew more attention, so Garrett is back to the drawing board.

"When I put that top five out, it was mainly because those were the schools that had really offered," said Garrett.  "But now that everyone's season is coming to an end, more coaches are coming after me so I have to keep my options open.  I have to be open to every school."

Garrett said more offers could be coming in too.

"My dream school was Ohio State and I've been hearing from them more," said Garrett.  "Oregon, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Florida State and Auburn have all been talking with me more about playing 3-tech for them."

Penn State, Oregon and Texas A&M have all been in steady contact with Garrett and Washington, UCLA, USC, Oklahoma and Texas A&M all are on him hard.

"Coach Chris Wilson was recruiting me at USC, but he just left, but Coach (Clay) Helton just followed me and they're still recruiting me.  Coach Angus (McClure) and Coach (Noel) Mazzone at UCLA are recruiting me pretty hard.  Coach (Kevin) Sumlin at Texas A&M is the main one recruiting me.  Coach (Sean) Spencer at Penn State is the one recruiting me there and at Oklahoma, Coach (Diron) Reynolds is recruiting me there."

Garrett's teammate, Tate Martell, is already committed to Texas A&M and cornerback Alex Perry is committed to Arizona State.

The Gaels have five 2017 prospects in the Scout 300 and the conversation occasionally goes to all of them playing together in college.

"There has been some talk about it, but we still have a long time, so we'll see," said Garrett.  "I think I'm going to wait to decide until Signing Day, but some of my teammates have already decided."

Garrett and the Gaels won another state title this year and sit atop Scout's national top 50 with two weeks left in the season and a national championship in sight.

"Every kid's dream is a state championship, but we strive to do better so if a national championship comes up, we will definitely accept it," said Garrett.

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