Many schools get two verbal pledges in a day. Thanks to John Garrison, the Nebraska Cornhuskers secured a special pair of defensive commitments in Blue Springs, MO. twins Carlos and Khalil Davis. Why mention Garrison’s name? He’s quickly becoming one of the hottest closers on Nebraska’s staff, but we’ll get to that in a moment.
Carlos is currently ranked as the No. 14 strongside defensive end in the nation and No. 4 prospect in the state of Missouri according to the 247Sports Composite Index. He chose the Huskers over Arizona State, Kansas State, Missouri and Toledo. Khalil is ranked as the No. 25 defensive tackle nationwide and No. 6 prospect in the Show-Me State. He turned down offers from the same schools, but didn’t have the offer from Toledo.
Appropriately, both prospects currently check in at 6’2″ and 260 pounds.
Back to Garrison’s role in their recruitment. The 33-year-old offensive line coach is responsible for three commits this cycle (the twins and offensive tackle Christian Gaylord). He also helped secure the commitment of two elite prospects from the Huskers’ 2014 class, Nick Gates and Monte Harrison.
He’s been assigned to a slew of high-quality offensive line prospects this cycle including offensive tackles Christian Pellage, Keaton Sutherland, Gabe Megginson and Andre James (Ranked Nos. 97, 186, 260, 282, 284 and 286 according to the above index, respectively) along with offensive guard Josh Wariboko (No. 99 nationally).
A former Husker mauler up front himself, Garrison is dominating the Huskers’ recruiting as he did defensive fronts. Now that he has a full compliment of offensive lineman to work with, Big Red fans get the opportunity to see what he can put on the field for the 2014 season. There seems to be a youth movement in the coaching ranks. He fits the bill when it comes to bringing recruits in.
It’s time to get to work on protecting two very green Husker quarterbacks in Tommy Armstrong, Jr. and Johnny Stanton no matter who wins the Huskers’ quarterback competition. Garrison appears to be just the man for the job to keep the newbies safe with his crew.
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