Thursday, June 23, 2011

Getting to know the new Oregon recruits: Carlyle Garrick

Carlyle Garrick
LB – 6-2, 204
Castro Valley, Calif. (Castro Valley HS)

Chip and Nick love athletes. Guys who can run and hit, who know how to play football.

Filling up roster spots, you can't get a four and five-star recruit at every position and for every scholarship. USC does that, and how's that working for them? Smart programs try to find players who can fill roles, and players with the potential, desire and work habits to grow. The diamonds in the rough.

In Carlyle Garrick, the Ducks got a young man with a huge upside, who was way under the radar because of an injury and rehabilitation. He hasn't played much football since midway through his junior year due to an ACL tear and a lengthy rehabilitation that included a second injury, but the promise he showed as a sophomore and junior may make him a real find. Prior to the injury he was getting attention from schools all over the West, but Oregon and Nick Aliotti didn't give up on him.

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