Olney (Md.) Our Lady of Good Counsel junior defensive back Kirk Garner is a player to keep an eye on. The talented junior already has eight offers and is trying to help his team win its third championship in a row.
"We are 2-0 so far," said Garner "I am doing good so far. I have missed a couple opportunities to get interceptions, but we are playing well."
How has the recruiting process started off for Garner?
"I just finished opening up a bunch of mail," said Garner. "I have been getting a lot of letters and game invites every day. I haven't scheduled visits because with football and school work, things have been pretty hectic. Hopefully I can make some games this year."
Garner already holds offers from several BCS programs, like Florida State, West Virginia, NC State and Purdue. He is hoping to add to his total in the near future.
"There are bunch of schools I would love to get offers from, but I am not a picky person," said Garner. "Some schools that have been sending me mail are Penn State, Wisconsin, Oregon, Miami, Florida, Alabama, Boston College, and others. It's a full list of schools."
Garner said he has no early favorites and needs to take a closer look at all the schools and how he would fit in before making a list. He did mention a few important factors in his selection process.
"I mean I would love to have a chance to play early," said Garner. "I am looking for a school that feels like a home away from home. I want a football team that is like a family because those are usually the teams that are successful. I am also looking for a good coaching staff, comfortable environment and a good academic school."
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound defensive back has a lot of experience with the recruiting process, because he has seen many of his Our Lady of Good Counsel teammates go through the process already.