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Quentin Gardener, a 6-foot-0, 190-pound receiver from Guyer High in Denton, Texas was the team's go to receiver before he suffered an MCL strain in week four, an injury that typically forces a player to miss 3-6 weeks. It has been a new challenge for him on the field as a senior because Guyer is now competing in 5A for the first time. "We have been coachable, but because it is 5A you have to step it up a level and play well together as a team. Before we came in to 5A I did not think there was going to be that much of a difference, but speed wise it is much faster. It has helped me a lot and I know that I have to be on top of my game and run good routes. 5A is real physical." He will be back in a week or two but he has already hauled in 20 receptions for 325 yards and three scores so far on the field in 2010 and a few colleges have noticed that he is a player who can help them in the next level. "My first four games really helped me out a lot. In my first game I had a real outbreak game. I had five receptions for like 150 yards. In the third game I had the game winning touchdown with eight seconds left, so my highlights look real good right now." Gardener has a solid group of colleges on his list. "Right now it would be Minnesota (offer) A&M, Houston (offer), Kentucky and Memphis (offer)." "I am still waiting on A&M. They want to wait for me to start playing again before they offer. I just need to come back and end the season the way I started and have some more outbreak games and have a good playoff run." He has already been on a trip to see Minnesota, but distance away from home and the current turmoil on the coaching staff have that option up in the air. "I went on my visit Minnesota probably a month ago. The campus and everything is real nice, but it is just too far away." Gardener reports that he feels comfortable playing outside receiver or he can also line up in the slot.
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