Everybody in Orange County knows about Chris Galippo and his playmaking ability, but he's not the only upcoming senior at Anaheim (Calif.) Servite that's getting plenty of attention. College coaches are now getting turned on to offensive guard Garett Pendergast.
The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder picked up his first offer from Washington earlier this week and the Huskies are just one team that's in hot pursuit.
"I'm getting stuff all the time from USC, Duke, Tennessee and a bunch of other major schools and Pac 10 teams," Pendergast said. "I'm getting hand-written letters from teams like Boston College and the Oregon Ducks."
Pendergast doesn't know a whole lot at this point about Washington.
"Two days ago, my offensive line coach came in and told me that he just talked to one of the coaches at Washington and they were officially offering me," Pendergast said. "My coach said 'congrats, you've got your first offer.' It was pretty exciting. I don't know a whole lot about them at this point, but I do know they have really nice facilities."
So why are teams taking a liking to Pendergast?
"I'm very good at pulling and getting up-field," he said. "I think those are my two biggest strengths. I'm also a well rounded blocker and do a good job at pass pro."
Pendergast said he's just getting into the recruiting process, and while he grew up at USC fan, he plans on enjoying it a little bit before making a final decision.