TNT prep guru Doug Pacey has today's centerpiece in the TNT sports section with a story on three massive and coveted offensive linemen that are playing down here in the Tacoma area. Puyallup's Josh Garnett (left), Lakes' Zach Banner (center) and Tacoma Baptist's Walker Williams (right) are big, strong, physical and talented. And they are all solid Division I prospects.
Puyallup High School’s Joshua Garnett is regarded by some as one of the top-20 recruits in the country, regardless of position.
Despite attending off-the-radar Tacoma Baptist, Walker Williams has proven himself to be worthy of attention from programs in the Big 10 and Pacific-12 conferences.
Zach Banner of Lakes High School is the biggest of all and boasts a whopping 42 scholarship offers – plus a dozen more for basketball.
All three seniors have been invited to play in nationally televised all-star games and the scholarship offers from college football bluebloods speak for themselves – these guys are good.Both Banner and Garnett are being heavily recruited by the Huskies and every other Pac 10 school. Both list UW in their top schools. Though it is kind of interesting that they may both be attending a recruiting trip to Michigan together. Williams committed to Wisconsin earlier this week.
But these stories aren't recruiting stories, Pacey gets into who these three linemen are, beyond the on-the-field scouting report. It's good stuff.
Oh, but Pacey wasn't finished.
He also blogged some additional info and has video of both Banner and Garnett talking about their future.
I will say this, I've met and interviewed Zach Banner before. He's is one of the most impressive young athletes I've ever met.