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Garretson flips after weekend visit

1/21/2013

Quarterback Darell Garretson (Chandler, Ariz./Chandler) committed to San Jose State in late July, but the 6-foot, 192-pound signal-caller had a change of heart over the weekend.

Garretson took an official visit to Utah State and left the Aggies' campus committed to head coach Matt Wells.

"Going into it I was really open," Garretson said of the visit. "I flipped on Sunday. I thought about things and really liked what was going on there. I thought that was the best place for me."

Garretson said it was a combination of the coaches, the facilities and the community that helped shape his decision.

"It's a real college town and that's one of the things I really liked about it," Garretson said. "I felt a lot of support from the students as well."

During his senior season, Garretson completed nearly 67 percent of his passes for 3,065 yards and 27 touchdowns against just six interceptions. He also rushed for 347 yards and seven touchdowns. He feels that he will be able to fit in well to the Utah State offense.

"They run a multiple spread, which means you could run pistol, regular shotgun or under center," Garretson said. "They want a guy who really knows what he's doing in all of those situations and a smart player who will get the playmakers the ball."

Garretson is commitment No. 15 for Utah State and the second quarterback commitment of the weekend.