Three-star defensive back Stanley Garner has a lot of options in his recruitment. Big-time options.
“Really, I’m just looking for a school that feels like home and where I can come in and play as a freshman,” Garner told GN. “I’m looking at schools like Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, Tennessee and South Carolina.”
Garner (6 feet 3, 180 pounds), from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Dillard, is among the top-45 cornerbacks in the nation for the 2018 class. His size is especially enticing for college coaches. “They like my size and they just tell me to keep balling,” Garner said.
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Nearly half of his offers have come since the start of 2017.
“People had just slept on me — and I woke them up,” Garner said.
Garner has offers from Florida, Florida State and Miami. What does he think of the “big three” from his home state?
“I really like Miami, and Miami is showing me the most love out of those schools,” Garner said. “I just camped at Florida State a couple days ago and I really liked that camp. With Florida, I may show up at ‘Friday Night Lights’ if I don’t go to Tennessee.”
Garner describes himself as a physical defensive back.
“I like to put my hands on you at the line,” he said. “People rarely get off the line with me.”
Garner said a few schools, such as East Carolina, Kentucky and Louisville, are recruiting him to play wide receiver.
Half of the SEC has offered Garner.
“I just know that the SEC is where all the ballers are at,” he said. “That’s a place where you have to come to play.”
Don’t expect a commitment from Garner anytime soon.
“I plan on playing this thing out a little bit,” he said. “I’m visiting Alabama, Louisville and Kentucky in the next month.”
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