Garness talks about USC offer

On many JUCO recruiting lists, CCSF OT David Garness (6-6, 290) is right at the top, both athletically and productivity-wise. Over the weekend, the talented prospect got some good news from one of the top programs in the country when USC offered and got the scoop on where his head is at with his first official offer in the books...

"I just got my first offer on Sunday morning," Garness told "Coach (Clay) Helton is the coach recruiting me for USC and he and I had been talking a lot.

"He told me to call him Sunday morning and when I did he said he had a chance to talk to coach (Lane) Kiffin about me and then he asked me if USC made an offer what would that mean to me?

"I told him that it would be real special and mean a lot especially since they would be the first school to offer, so he said they were offering me."

Garness said the thought of committing never crossed his mind, however the Trojans are at the top of his list now and are likely to remain there throughout the process.

"I never thought (the first offer) would come from USC, so it's pretty unreal," Garness said. "I didn't think about committing because I want to see the school and sit down and meet the coaches first, but let's just say I have a real high regard for what they are doing there.

"I'm from Alaska and I didn't get a lot of attention from schools out of high school, so this is all just amazing to me right now."

Garness, who plays the quick-tackle position for City, is about as athletic as they come at the offensive line position and he was getting a lot of early attention from schools across the country including New Mexico, Louisville, Tulsa and New Mexico State have all been heavily recruiting Garness and schools like Auburn, Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Texas Tech, Wyoming and Penn State among others.

"I'll take my official visits and then decide after my season," Garness said. "I want to give schools a chance to recruit me and I want to make sure I make the right choice for me."

Garness was a full-qualifier out of high school and will sign with a school in December. He'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up following the 2010 season.

City College's fall camp begins next Monday, August 9th and their first game against College of the Sequoias is September 11th.

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