Nebraska has been dipping into Texas pretty good over the past few years. Last year they went to…
Gardner receives new offers
"I was just offered by Texas A&M and Arizona State," Gardner said. "I already had offers from Arizona, Baylor, TCU, and Arkansas."
There's good reason for the interest. The 5-foot-11, 186-pound cornerback has been clocked at 4.40 at the school and his resume' includes a junior season with four interceptions, one touchdown, and 47 tackles. So what is the strength of his game?
"I play real aggressive, both in coverage and in run support," Gardner said. "I'm always going all out forcing the action. I play every play of every game at full speed."
Gardner does see room for improvement and is working hard in the offseason to enhance his technique and his ability to react and break quicker on the ball. His goal is to extend his playing career after college, but he also realizes that he can't count on football his whole life.
"I'm just looking to further my career and find a school that can help me develop my skills," Gardner said. "But I also want to go somewhere for a good education because there are no guarantees in football. I'd like to study architectural engineering in college."
At this point, the Titans' cornerback has no leaders and has no strong feelings about the schools and the recruiting process. Gardner recently moved to Port Arthur, Texas from Virginia to live with his father and play big-time high school football.
"Location isn't a factor for me. I just came down from Virginia so I'm not familiar with the schools down here," Gardner said. "It's too soon for me to name a leader. I'll try to narrow my options sometime in the summer, and if possible have a decision right before the season starts."
Gardner is intrigued by his latest offer from Texas A&M. Van Malone has been his primary recruiter, and while he's never been to the campus and knows very little about the university, he is somewhat familiar with the reputation of the Aggie football program.
"Texas A&M is a good football program in a big-time conference," Gardner said. "They have a good history of defensive backs."
Gardner plans to attend several summer camps, but he has yet to schedule his trips.
AggieDigest.com Recommended Stories
Dr. Roto Video: Week 12 Key Matchups
Dr. Roto highlights each and every game upcoming for Week 12 and a Fantasy matchup to monitor within. Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (pictured above) makes his return against the less-than-stellar…Read More
The 10 Biggest Anti-Knife Cities In The U.S.
If you're a hunter or an outdoorsman like us, chances are you carry some sort of pocket knife or multi-tool with a blade at all times. If you visit some of these cities your every-day tool could put…Read More
OU's Perine rushes into record books
Norman has seen a lot of special days, but few will compare to what Samaje Perine did Saturday in rushing for 427 yards and five touchdowns.Read More
6 Biggest Man-to-Man Rivalries in Sports
From Pierce and Lebron to Peyton and Tom to Ali and Frazier, we're celebrating love/hate on and off the field of play.Read More
Apache Administers Death to Taliban (VIDEO)
The Apache helicopter is one of the most famed and efficient killing machines in the U.S Army. Get the skinny on this 'steel dragon' and watch what one does to a platoon of Taliban fighters in…Read More