Will Muschamp went to Illinois a year ago to sign linebacker Antonio Morrison, and he is trying his luck again this year.
On Tuesday, Florida offered Joliet (Ill.) Plainfield South linebacker Clifton Garrett who received the offer from Muschamp.
“I called coach (Will) Muschamp on Tuesday morning,” Garrett said. “He said he was offering me a scholarship and that he doesn’t offer that many players. He said that he and the linebacker coach popped my film in and they were impressed by it because I’m a downhill linebacker that likes to hit. This was a huge offer for me.”
The 6-foot-3, 228-pound Garrett was also told by Muschamp that he is comparing him to Antonio Morrison in some ways.
“Coach told me that I reminded him a lot of Antonio (Morrison),” Garrett said. “He said that I’m a hard hitter like him and they want me to play in the middle with him. I don’t know Antonio personally but I played against him his senior year and I know he is good.”
Garrett plans to visit Florida this summer when he is in the state of Florida for the annual IMG 7 on 7 event held in Bradenton, Florida.
When Garrett visits Florida, he will look mainly to learn more about the campus. He already has a good idea of how good the Florida Gators defense is.
“They had a really good season this year and coach Muschamp likes to win,” Garrett said. “I know they always have a good defense because coach Muschamp is a defensive minded coach. They play smash mouth football and they put linebackers into the league.”
Garrett says he didn’t grow up a fan of any university, but the South Eastern Conference intrigues him as a player.
Nobody leads for Garrett according to the junior linebacker.