Introduction 2012: OL/DE Joshua Garnett

The two-way lineman from Puyallup (Wash.), Joshua Garnett, is one of the best prospects in the class of 2012, and he's already got a pair of Pac-10 offers...

Puyallup (Wash.) offensive lineman Joshua Garnett is one of the premier prospects in the class of 2012 in the West.

The 6-4.5, 297-pounder already has a pair of verbal offers.

"I have verbal offers from UCLA and Washington right now, but hopefully more will come this spring," said Garnett. "Right now, I'm getting interest at the school from Oregon, USC and obviously UCLA and Washington. I'm also getting stuff from Florida State, LSU and Northwestern. I'd like to get on the radar of Stanford too since I have good grades."

Garnett can play on either side of the ball, and with two years until he has to decide, he's torn with where he wants to play.

"Right now it's a tossup between offensive tackle and defensive end," said Garnett. "I have the speed for defensive end but I have the good footwork of a left tackle. Schools are looking at me as a left tackle right now but I'm nasty enough to play on defense, I have the tenacity. But I still have two years to figure it out."

Not yet a junior, Garnett said he's not done growing.

"My doctor said my growth plates were wide open so I have some more growing to do," said Garnett.

Garnett is making plans for the summer.

"I camped at UCLA and USC last year and this year we're planning on going to the Oregon Camp, and the UW Rising Stars Camp, then to UCLA for their lineman camp," said Garnett.

Garnett's father, Scott played at Washington, and knows much about the recruiting process.

"He always says he doesn't care where I go, but I think he wants me to go to Washington," said Garnett. "But he says it's my life and I know he knows the good places to go being an old football player. He wants me to go to the school that is best for me."

Garnett said with so much time until he needs to make a decision, he's going to take some time through the process.

"It's too early to name a favorite and narrow my schools down," said Garnett. "But it's a lot easier now because I've learned a lot about the recruiting process."

Academically, Garnett has a 3.8 GPA and plans to take the SAT and ACT in the spring of 2011.


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