Getting to know new BYU commit, RB Bruce Garrett (Class of 2020)

Bruce Garrett is bringing Texas smashmouth football to Provo, announcing his commitment to BYU earlier this week via Twitter:

Garrett preps at Pleasant Grove High School (Texarkana, Texas), where as a junior he rushed for 2004 yards and 19 touchdowns and was named to the All-State team.  His team won the Class 4A, Division II state championship his sophomore season and were runners-up last year.  

Garrett is rated 3-stars by 247Sports and ESPN. He holds scholarship offers from Illinois State and has seen recruiting interest from Arkansas, Baylor, and SMU.

Hometown: Texarkana, Texas High School: Pleasant Grove
Class: 2020 HT/WT: 5’11”, 190 lbs.
Position: Running Back 40 time: 4.52
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL Bench/Squat:  
Twitter: @brucega39 Vertical:  
    Commit date: June 17, 2019

I caught up with Garrett to ask him about his recruiting.

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?

Garrett:  It’s a perfect fit for me because the relationships there are just better and real.

BYU Insider: What other schools were showing you love in the recruiting process?

Garrett:  Baylor and SMU, but BYU brought the most love.

BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?

Garrett:  Step Brothers and Anchorman

BYU Insider: What is one of your greatest accomplishment in sports?

Garrett:  Winning the State Championship my sophomore year and making my family proud.

BYU Insider: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Garrett:  My grandpa telling me something as simple as “you either do it or you don’t”.

BYU Insider: Who is a current player that you seek to emulate on the field?

Garrett:  Christian McCaffrey (running back for Carolina Panthers)

If you have any additional information or insight about this recruit, please include it in the comment section below.

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