Coach Sumlin pulled in another commit last night. This time he didn’t have to go far to get him. Outstide linebacker Riley Garner is a 3-star prospect (247Sports) out of A&M Consolidated in College Station. He is a rising prospect that held offers from Texas A&M, Arkansas, Colorado, and Utah. But he was already drawing heavy interest from Texas and Alabama.
The under-the-radar prospect had a monster junior season racking up 110 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, 22 QB hurries, 4 fumble recoveries, and 2 defensive TD’s. And with a 6’3” 215lbs frame, he has the ability to get his weight up to an ideal 230lbs-235lbs. In addition to his size, Garner boasts a 4.52 forty, a 4.25 shuttle, and a 36 inch vertical. He has great hand/eye coordination that translates well in his pass defense. Perhaps most important is his high motor. He constantly chases down defenders, never gives up on plays, and looks to create and recover turnovers whenever he can. Coach Snyder has indicated that he plans to play him at the Sam linebacker position.
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