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2014 prospect intro: LB Clifton Garrett

8/15/2012

Name: Clifton Garrett

Position: Linebacker

Height/weight: 6-foot-3/225 pounds

What are your strengths at linebacker: I think I have good speed and quickness. I read the ball and make big plays. I'm consistent and I play smart.

What do you need to improve on: I think I can get stronger, add more weight. When I get to college I want to be around 235 or 240 pounds. Also, I can work on footwork and add more speed.

Current top list: Oklahoma, Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Notre Dame

Favorite school growing up: Ohio State

Decision timeline: I'm thinking about making my decision at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Visits taken: Illinois, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Purdue

Visits planned: Oklahoma, Ole Miss

Top three aspects of a program: 1.) Academics 2.) Football family, how much they care about each other 3.) Environment of the school, if it feels like home.

What makes you an FBS level prospect: My size, the way I hit and my speed.

What Olympic event would you excel at? Basketball

Which sport has been your guilty pleasure? Diving

Who's your favorite Olympian? LeBron James

Female Olympian crush: Gymnast Gabby Douglas

Sports hero: Ray Lewis, but it kind of switched over to Patrick Willis now

Smart phone app you waste the most time on: Twitter and Instagram

Favorite person you follow on Twitter: My mom

Twitter username: @CG340

Funniest coach you’ve spoken to: Luke Fickell, Ohio State