Josh Garnett interview on local sports radio

Submitted by Gameboy on December 3rd, 2011 at 7:25 PM

A local Seattle sports radio station (710 KJR-AM) had an interview with Josh Garnett today.

Sounds like the field is pretty wide open. He is not in a hurry to narrow things down. Washington is definitely out though (although the radio host tries really hard to get him to say he might be still interested), as is rest of Pac 12 (even Stanford seems to be out -- doesn't plan to take an official there). Also mentioned Magnuson during the interview as someone he is looking to for an advice. I say things are looking pretty fine for us with Josh.

The kid sounds like a senior in college, not high school. Very mature and sounds pretty intelligent. He sounds very serious about valuing college education and really wants to go to a place with high academics.

Man, this kid is a great fit for us...



December 3rd, 2011 at 7:29 PM ^

nice info. Seems like a great kid who would be an awesome addition to our class.  I thought it was down to us and Stanford but from that I think it would be between us and Oklahoma. Magnuson being in his ear doesn't hurt at all.


December 3rd, 2011 at 7:41 PM ^

In the interview he mentions he got a visit from Stanford coaches (along with Michigan, USC, and Auburn - and he is going to Notre Dame for a visit), but a bit later he says he does not expect to take an official visit there.

That was a surprise to me.


December 3rd, 2011 at 8:17 PM ^

Washington is definitely not out... In the interview he talks about having been to 10-15 Washigton practices and essentially every home game. He also said that he will be at all of their bowl practices. Somebody doesnt do that unless they are really interested in a place. The drive from Puyallup to Husky Stadium is like 90 minutes. The reason he isn't taking an official there is because he already knows everything there is to know about the school. Also, you have to remember that his father was a player at UW and wants him to stay local. This is a three pony race between Michigan, Stanford, and UW. Don't forget about Sean Parker. Steve Sarkisian can flat-out recruit and I really think that Washington is a dark-horse favorite here and would be shocked of he didnt go there. Also, UW has an awesome medical school, better than ours, and I'm a Medical Student here...(not that that should really matter for an undergrad). Dont count the Huskies out yet...

Go Blue!


December 3rd, 2011 at 9:24 PM ^

He was talking about where he wants to take his official visits, not about his final choice. He clearly said that he was seriously considering west coast schools where he had taken only unofficial visits.

I certainly want him to choose Michigan, but anyone who concludes from this interview that Washington and Stanford are out, is just hearing what they want to hear instead of what he actually said.


December 3rd, 2011 at 9:32 PM ^

If you heard the interview, the radio host tries again and again to get Josh to say that Washington has a decent shot, and Josh just sidesteps around it. If he is still interested in Washington, he could have easily just said so, especially to a home town radio station. He CLEARLY states that he wants to go away for college. Everything he said in the interview says Washington is out.

He does not say Stanford is out, but I am just very surprised to hear that he is not going to take an official there. It is not like Washington where he can just show up whenever he wants. If he seriously interested in Stanford, I would think he would take an official visit even if he has visited the campus before. The fact that he is not taking one gotta be worth something...


December 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 PM ^

That was my impression from the interview as well.  He's not taking OFFICIAL VISITS on the west coast, but is still considering west coast schools.  I don't think he'd bother talking to U-Dub players "everyday" if he had ruled them out already.

Smart kid - there's no other recruit I'd rather see Michigan land.


December 3rd, 2011 at 8:40 PM ^

UW's med school is better if you want to be family doc, sure. I can tell you as a UM med school alum and Plastic Surgeon, the Michigan degree is pretty hard to beat for any specialty around the country.
<br>Of course, the reality is that nobody cares where you went to med school, just where you did your residency...
<br>As for playing football, I don't think there is any question...

Look Up_See Blue

December 3rd, 2011 at 9:31 PM ^

Getting him on campus last week was the first step.  Hopefully the coaches will cultivate a great relationship with him from here on out leading to a commitment in the future.  To all the folks that have said they don't care if Michigan gets to a BCS Bowl, this is why we need to play in a big time bowl: Recruiting advantage.


December 3rd, 2011 at 9:48 PM ^

I am visiting Seattle this week and happened onto this interview this morning. Man, what a quality kid! I wish I was half that mature coming out of high school. Hope to see him in Ann Arbor next year!

Black Socks

December 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 PM ^

Living in the the Puget Sound area I can definitely say that Josh would be a tremendous STUDENT athlete at the University of Michigan.  Talk about a perfect fit.  Good luck to him.