The state of Washington has three top offensive line prospects this year, and the Huskies have lost out on two of them.
Greg Biggins of ESPN reported that Puyallup offensive tackle Josh Garnett has narrowed his list of potential schools to three, and the Huskies aren’t part of that list. Instead, Garnett will choose between Michigan, Notre Dame and Stanford. He’s already taken official recruiting trips to Ann Arbor and South Bend. He will go down to Palo Alto on Jan. 13.
It’s a tough blow for the Huskies. Garnett’s father, Scott, played for Washington. Many people thought Garnett was a lock for Montlake.
“It was a tough decision, but I just felt like the other three were better fits for me,” Garnett said. “Part of it was location, I just want to leave the state and explore something new. It’s also a football decision. I feel that these other three programs are just better overall and great academic schools too.
“I had to do what I felt was best for me, when it comes to picking a college, you can’t decide based on what makes everyone else happy. My family is behind me, and I’m excited to take this one last visit and then get ready to make my decision.”
With Garnett out of the mix, and Williams having already committed to Wisconsin months ago, that leaves Lakes’ Zach Banner as the last remaining hope. Banner took his official visit to Washington earlier and his also considering Oklahoma and USC.