Illinois NFTC Recruiting Notes

LB Clifton Garrett becoming one of Midwest's most heavily recruited players

Originally Published: May 29, 2012
By Jared Shanker | ESPN RecruitingNation
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- There may not have been a more talented group at Sunday's Illinois Nike Football Training Camp than the Chicago-area linebacker group of Clifton Garrett (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield), Nyles Morgan (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee) and Reggie Spearman (Chicago/Simeon). But there might not be a Midwest linebacker more sought after than Garrett, a 2014 prospect.

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Tom Hauck/ESPNHS2014 star linebacker Clifton Garrett had a top three of Ohio State, Notre Dame and Michigan State, but says he no longer has a leader.
And two traditional Midwest and national powers are in the driver's seat for the 6-foot-2, 218-pound Garrett.

Jared Shanker

Florida State/ACC reporter