Impact of Garnett's decision 

January, 26, 2012
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Offensive lineman Joshua Garnett (Puyallup, Wash./Puyallup) gave his verbal commitment to Stanford on Thursday at a news conference at his high school. Garnett chose the Cardinal over Michigan in what seemed to be a tight race to the end.

The four-star lineman had seemed to be favoring the Wolverines for some time, but ultimately chose to stay closer to home.

Garnett is the No. 44 overall prospect in the ESPNU 150. He would have been Michigan’s highest-ranked recruit. Instead, cornerback Terry Richardson (Detroit/Cass Tech) holds on to that honor, as he's ranked No. 68.
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