Wake Forest has five commitments from the Class of 2011 and none of those on board are being brought in to play wide receiver. In February Wake Forest signed two wide receivers -- Matt James and Brandon Terry -- and the Deacs may be looking to add more help at the position this year. With limited scholarships, however, Wake is being careful. Though they have extended an offer to Gardener it isn't totally clear how high Gardener is on the staff's recruiting board.
One school Gardener has been hoping to hear more from is Texas A&M. For a Texan, the Aggies carry a lot of weight and are an attractive option for a huge number of recruits on a yearly basis.
"I [visited] A&M on (July) 11th for a camp," he said. "They want to see if I can both ways. They're just telling me they can't wait to see me come down. They went to (watch) my spring game and they liked what I did.
"My best friend is committed there (to A&M). If they offered I'd probably keep my options open, but if I don't find anything better then I'd be okay going there."
Gardener is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 126 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com.