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Garnett adds big SEC offer

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Joshua Garnett has impressed at camps, has outstanding film and is being mentioned as one of the top offensive linemen on the West Coast.
The offers keep pouring in with the latest being from Auburn and it's definitely exciting for the Puyallup, Wash., standout who has offers from all over the country.
"It's definitely a big one especially after they won the national championship," Garnett said.
"It means I have to step my game up and work even harder because if I could play for their team it means I'm one of the best out there because they said they only recruit the best guys. I have to work that much harder now to compete there."
Auburn, Cal, Notre Dame, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State have offered the 6-foot-5, 275-pound prospect who said Nebraska, Oklahoma and TCU have shown increased interest recently. Many other programs are definitely involved as well.
This past weekend Garnett attended Stanford' junior day and like many recruits on campus was blown away by the trip. Meeting former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice was one of many highlights.
"Stanford was really nice," Garnett said. "It was a lot nicer than I thought it was going to be. We went there and saw the churches they have and it was breathtaking when you walk inside. It was one of the nicest churches I've ever seen in my life. The coaches definitely know what they're talking about.
"I got to hang out with some of the freshmen and I really liked it because those guys were really nice to me and treated me like one of their own. That really helped a lot because if I end up going there I know I'd have some guys to talk to."
Next up for Garnett is a weekend visit to Cal and then he's headed to Oregon for its junior day in early April. So many programs are getting involved that Garnett said he has no favorites and is still weighing the pros and cons of each program.
"I just want to get a better feel for those places," Garnett said. "I know a lot about Cal and Oregon. At Cal I've been talking to a lot of coaches there so I want to put faces to names. I just want to hang out with them a little bit to see how they really are. At Oregon, I want to check it out one more time. They're one of the top schools I'm looking at.
"I'm not really focused on any school because I'm talking to a lot of them. I know with all this publicity a lot of schools are going to come in. if I get a new offer I'll write down the pros and cons of each school. It's really good because I'm always asking the same questions to each school. I have no favorites at all. Every school is wide open for me right now."
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