Texas A&M may have been shutout in all of the postseason awards but they did get one award if you count Aggies commit Myles Garrett. Tonight Garrett was named the 2013 Landry Award recipient. The award is obviously named for the Dallas Cowboys’ coaching legend and innovator of the 4-3 and the “flex” defense. The award is for the best high school football player in the North Texas area. The Arlington-Martin defensive end is committed to play for the Aggies in 2014.
Garrett is currently ranked as the number one defensive end and number two prospect in the state by 247 Sports. ESPN has the five star recruit as the best in the state and fifth in their top 300. He received offers from Alabama, Florida St, Oklahoma and Texas. Garrett is a physical freak at 6’5″ and 247 pounds. He has the rare combination of speed, power and quickness. He can easily change direction to pursue a ball carrier.
Garrett’s senior year at Martin has been his best. This season alone he has 88 tackles (64 solo), 39 tackles for loss and 20.5 sacks. Over his three years at Martin he had 172 tackles (132 solo), 64 TFL and 33.5 sacks. So we would like to say congrats to Myles Garrett and the 12th Man can’t wait to see him wreak havoc on SEC quarterbacks in the future.