DB Garner is Purdue's first 2014 pledge 

January, 4, 2013
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SAN ANTONIO -- While he didn’t get a chance to officially announce at Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl, 2014 athlete Brandon Garner (Arlington, Texas/Mansfield Timberview) did get the chance to unofficially announce at Friday’s U.S. Army National Combine.

Garner, a player who has lined up at multiple positions for Timberview, verbally committed to Purdue and became the Boilermakers’ first commit of the 2014 recruiting class. Garner has played wide receiver and outside linebacker, but he said he was recruited to play strong safety in the Big Ten.

Garner was at the Army combine with Timberview teammates Brandon Simmons and Ed Paris -- two ESPN Watch List players -- watching the event when he made the announcement.

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