Recently, Ohio State received a commitment from Haskell Garrett to play football as a top defensive tackle prospect; however, it will take hard work to have him stick around.
Signing day of 2016 has now come and gone, and all of the remaining headlines turn to 2017 and 2018 recruitment. The Ohio State class of 2017, in addition to the powerful recruiting class of this year, is considered to be one of the highest recruitment impacts from around the country. To help aid in this endeavor, the Ohio State Buckeyes were able to accomplish a key commitment on Tuesday.
Haskell Garrett, one of the most elite and powerful defensive tackle prospects in the United States, stated his commitment to Ohio State this past Tuesday morning. Coming from renowned Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, Garrett has roots from Hawaii and displays an immense stature at 6ft 2in tall, weighing in at about 280 pounds. For such an immense defensive tackle, Garrett displays an incredible amount of speed on the field that takes him a notch above the remaining prospects in the US. (Ad: H&R Block Tax Filing Discounts at http://2015Taxes.org)
Being described as one of the elite four-star rated prospects and being considered a top 5 among defensive tackles in his recruitment class, Garrett is a prized possession for Ohio State to hold onto, especially as he has been offered by 13 additional teams to come play for their organizations.
A unique situation that Ohio State coaches and recruitment staff must work with is the challenge that Garrett has actually not stepped foot onto the campus in Columbus. In a not-so-often situation for recruitment, Garrett will continue to be sought after by other schools throughout the country such as USC, Notre Dame, Oregon, and a myriad of other recruitment-qualified schools. Coach Urban Meyer will have his hands full and focus on maintaining Garrett's commitment to Ohio State, helping to make the Columbus campus look more attractive than historic Notre Dame or the ocean breeze of USC.
Even though past years have not shown high success in recruitment from Ohio State centered on defensive tackles, the recruitment class of 2017 is looking to be promising for the Buckeyes Nation. In addition to Garrett committing to the Buckeyes, Jerron Cage is another high quality recruit that has promised attending. With high quality standards in the midst of Coach Meyer, additional prospects, such as New Jersey's Fred Hansard may also be in the ideal sights to fulfill a final role on the defensive line for the 2017 class. Either way it is stated, it is now sure to reflect that Ohio State has been able to go from the bottom to top in recruitment quality.
Haskell Garrett–2015 Junior Highlights
Garrett came to Columbus and got playing time as a true freshman in 2017. He got a varsity letter, playing 16 plays against UNLV and recording 3 tackles on the season. In 2018 he was the backup behind Dre'mont Jones and should be a starter in 2019 with Jones leaving for the NFL. He unofficially got 7 tackles on the year going into the Rose Bowl against Washington on New Years Day.