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QB prospect plans January enrollment

Jun. 15, 2013 @ 08:36 PM

HUNTINGTON — With the ways of college football recruiting these days, often times a ‘commitment’ isn’t necessarily a definitive commitment to a school.

That isn’t the case with Sandy Creek (Ga.) High School quarterback Cole Garvin, who committed to Marshall University’s football program Friday evening.

Just how committed is Garvin to Marshall?

“Being my first offer, they’ve had my loyalty ever since that day,” Garvin said. “I told everybody that even if I didn’t choose them, they’d be there at the end. The relationship continued to grow and I felt like that’s where I’d be the happiest.”

On Friday, Garvin’s tone was as much relief as excitement because he was feeling comfortable with his decision and getting the recruiting process out of the way before his senior season.

Garvin has taken his recruitment and his responsibilities as a quarterback seriously.

For his high school team, he wanted to finish his recruitment prior to the open of fall camp. Sandy Creek is ranked No. 5 nationally in MaxPreps’ 2013 Preseason High School Football Poll and he hopes to lead his team to another Class AAAA championship in Georgia.

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