Jaden Garrett commits to Georgia Southern


Feb 20, 2017

By: J.J. Garrett | Correspondent

Jaden Garret, a 5'10", 180-pound do-it-all athlete from Durant (FL) High School found himself a future home playing football with the Georgia Southern Eagles. This comes despite the fact that he did not play a single down his senior year.  The Eagles commit tore the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in his left knee during a summer camp earlier this year.

"Heartbreaking!", Garrett explained about his feelings after he received his MRI results.

Before the injury, Garrett had received 17 football scholarship offers from programs at the Division I level. However, he had to let all the schools know that he wouldn't be participating in his last senior go round. Some of the schools didn't honor their offer, but that didn't faze Garrett at all.

"I wanted to go where it felt like home and where I felt the most comfortable," the Eagles commit said.  Coach Bastien, the Eagles' linebacker coach and Garrett's primary recruiter, helped make Statesboro, Georgia feel like that.

"The coaching staff stayed with me and continued to show love. Coach Bastien knows the area and knows what Florida talent is bringing to the program," Garrett said.

This is a blessing‼️ pic.twitter.com/f0ivpTBXVs

— Jaden Garrett (@JadenInTheCut) December 11, 2016

Sitting out this past season, Garrett picked up on different tendencies teams like to run and different route combinations and he plans to use that information going into his freshman year with the Eagles. Garrett is enrolling early and will be on campus January 5, 2017.

"I want to put more weight on, get faster and get back to 100%," Garrett said. "I want to show that there wasn't a set back and pick up where I left off my junior year."

The Eagles recruited Garrett as a cornerback after playing free safety in high school. "Learning the playbook and watching film from the older guys," is how Garrett insists he'll be able to make the transition easier.

Garrett will be studying Communications once he gets on campus.

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Jaden Garret, a 5'10", 180-pound do-it-all athlete from Durant (FL) High School found himself a future home playing football with the Georgia Southern Eagles. This comes despite the fact that he did not play a single down his senior year.  The Eagles commit tore the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in his left knee during a summer camp earlier this year.

"Heartbreaking!", Garrett explained about his feelings after he received his MRI results.

Before the injury, Garrett had received 17 football scholarship offers from programs at the Division I level. However, he had to let all the schools know that he wouldn't be participating in his last senior go round. Some of the schools didn't honor their offer, but that didn't faze Garrett at all.

"I wanted to go where it felt like home and where I felt the most comfortable," the Eagles commit said.  Coach Bastien, the Eagles' linebacker coach and Garrett's primary recruiter, helped make Statesboro, Georgia feel like that.

"The coaching staff stayed with me and continued to show love. Coach Bastien knows the area and knows what Florida talent is bringing to the program," Garrett said.

This is a blessing‼️ pic.twitter.com/f0ivpTBXVs

— Jaden Garrett (@JadenInTheCut) December 11, 2016

Sitting out this past season, Garrett picked up on different tendencies teams like to run and different route combinations and he plans to use that information going into his freshman year with the Eagles. Garrett is enrolling early and will be on campus January 5, 2017.

"I want to put more weight on, get faster and get back to 100%," Garrett said. "I want to show that there wasn't a set back and pick up where I left off my junior year."

The Eagles recruited Garrett as a cornerback after playing free safety in high school. "Learning the playbook and watching film from the older guys," is how Garrett insists he'll be able to make the transition easier.

Garrett will be studying Communications once he gets on campus.

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