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Garnett inches closer to decision

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Joshua Garnett took his last official visit to Stanford this past weekend and hit it off with everyone there and now the four-star offensive guard from Puyallup, Wash., has one final step before announcing his decision on Jan. 26.
Garnett said his trip to Stanford was great but upcoming in-home visits are going to be important as well.
"My visit to Stanford was good," Garnett said.
"I got to hang out with a lot of the guys, a lot of the players. I talked to some guys like Charlie (Hopkins), he played at Gonzaga Prep in Washington, and I got to hang out with him and that was good.
"I got to talk to with David Yankey, too. He was my host. He's the guard there right now. He's a really good guy and a really smart, humble guy. He was on the freshman All-American team and he didn't say that one time at all."
The next step for Garnett as he inches closer to making his commitment are in-home visits with the head coaches at Stanford, Michigan and Notre Dame, his three finalists, over the next few days.
The 6-foot-5, 295-pound prospect is expected to host Stanford's David Shaw on Saturday, Michigan's Brady Hoke on Sunday and then the visit from Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is still being scheduled.
Garnett, rated No. 33 in the latest Rivals.com rankings and second at offensive guard, said the in-home visits will be crucial in the final days before making his pledge to one of those three schools.
"The next step is having these coaches in for an in-home visit," Garnett said. "After that I'll decide next Thursday what I'm going to do. All the head coaches will be coming in for one last visit."
Garnett was one of the most consistent offensive linemen at the recent Under Armour game. He's the first player outside five-star status and the only other offensive guard rated higher is USC commit Jordan Simmons out of Encino (Calif.) Crespi.
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