2013 defensive back Kirk Garner of Olney (Md.) Our Lady of Good Counsel enjoyed a successful sophomore season, but it was not until this summer that his recruiting process really took off. Already holding seven offers, Garner believes that he is close to adding to that total.
"I love the recruiting process," said Garner. "I'm working on more offers as of now."
Garner, 5-foot-11 and 180-pounds, already has offers from Florida State, Maryland, Cincinnati, Purdue, N.C. State, Navy and Ohio, and believes one from Virginia Tech is close.
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"It's a blessing," said Garner. "My football career took a total 180-degree transition from my 9th to my 10th grade year. All I can do is get even better and reach more goals for my junior year."
Garner believes that two summer camp stops are what opened all of these recruiting doors for him.
"This summer was really my first summer of exposure," said Garner. "I only did two college camps in my high school career and it was this summer."
These two camps were at Virginia Tech and Maryland.
"The camps went very well," said Garner. "Camps are just opportunities to show how athletic you are and what your footwork and ball skills look like without pads on. I showed that I easily have it with and without pads on."
Garner and a group of his teammates are planning to visit several schools this fall, but at this time nothing has been finalized. In the meantime, he is busy preparing for his junior season.
"The weight room is now my second home," said Garner. "The whole team is in there working hard on getting bigger, stronger and faster."