It's looking like a deep year for offensive lineman in California this year. One lineman drawing heavy attention right now is Anaheim (Calif.) Servite standout Garett Pendergast who is sitting on one offer and has five schools that stand out right now.
Servite has some big time talent on it's roster including the top defensive player in the state in linebacker Chris Galippo and the top junior in the state, regardless of position, in athlete D.J. Shoemate. Pendergast, 6-4, 270 pounds is a player who is beginning to emerge as a major prospect and is hearing from schools all over the region and beyond.
The lineman played guard for the Friars last season earning 1st team all-league honors in what was arguably the toughest league (Serra league) in the state. Pendergast has a great frame and benefits by playing for one of the top OL coaches in the state. The Friar program annually has one of the best lines in the region and the players are always tough, physical and play with great technique.
On the recruiting front, Washington was the first school to offer Pendergast and he's drawing heavy interest from several schools all over the country.
"Most of the Pac 10 are sending letters and I'm also hearing from Tennessee, Boston College, Fresno State, Colorado State and several others," Pendergast said. "USC is my top school right now. They have been my favorite since I was a kid and I've always followed their program closely. I also like Oregon, Colorado State, Boston College and UCLA, that would be my top five right now."
Academically, the lineman is carrying a 2.8 GPA and said he's waiting for the results on his most recent SAT attempt. Pendergast is not sure what team camps he'll attend but he will be at the SoCal Nike camp in two weeks.