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Huskies lose out on Puyallup offensive linemen Josh Garnett

Post by Ryan Divish on Dec. 18, 2011 at 5:45 pm with 3 Comments »
December 27, 2011 2:11 pm
From left to right: Puyallup's Josh Garnett, Lakes' Zach Banner and Tacoma Baptist's Walker Williams (TNT photo)

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.

From Biggins’ story

“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.

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  1. LakesLancers says:

    Tony Gonzalez is the only All-American from the West Coast to play D-I football and basketball in college.

    Gonzalez chose to attend the University of California Berkeley, where he majored in communications and played both football and basketball.

    As a member of the California Golden Bears football team, he played tight end under future NFL coach Steve Mariucci. Gonzalez was also an All-Pac-10 and All-American selection.

    Gonzalez also continued his basketball career at Cal. His junior year he played in 28 games, averaging 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game as California made it to the Sweet sixteen of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

    Eventually, Gonzalez had to choose between basketball and football. On the difficulty of the transition between the two, Tony said “you get done playing football and then you transition to basketball [which] had already been going for a month,” but ultimately “the decision was pretty much made for me…”

    Gonzalez decided to forfeit his final year of eligibility at University of California to declare for the NFL Draft.

    Zach, surprise everyone, go to Berkeley … be with Cedric and enjoy the Bay Area.

  2. LakesLancers says:

    Oh, Jasson is goin’ to be just down I-5 @ Stanford. After your freshman season, Jason, Cedric and you can live together … just don’t leave your play book in the apartment.

    Enjoy the ride, good luck with your decision.

  3. LakesLancers says:

    Sorry, that’s Josh, not Jasson.

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