Denton Guyer wide receiver and defensive back Quentin Gardener has a nice assortment of schools on…
Gardener Makes Unofficial to A&M
This one three and half hours away in College Station, Texas. Quentin Gardener said the trip wasn't so bad as he was accompanied by teammates: Texas A&M cornerback commit Josh Stewart, TE Dominic Ramacher, and WR Cameron Hunter. "We got there with four minutes left in the fourth quarter," said Gardener. From what he saw of the No. 19 Aggies' 9-6 win over No. 8 Nebraska, Gardener said he was impressed. (He didn't miss out on any Aggie TDs as neither team found the endzone Saturday night.) Gardener said the coaching staff has been wanting him to come visit for a while. "I started talking to them (Texas A&M) this year during scrimmages," said Gardener. "Coach (Dat) Nguyen came to one- I had a pretty good scrimmage." (Gardener said Nguyen got to see him play both offense and defense in the scrimmage.) "They were waiting for me to come up and visit, but I couldn't come. I was busy with football." Gardener- who reports he is also talking to Minnesota, Iowa, Iowa State, Colorado, New Mexico, and North Texas- says Texas A&M is the only program that has not made an offer yet. When asked what he thought was holding them back from offering, Gardener said, "I got hurt." (Gardener reportedly tore his MCL in Week 4 v. Justin Northwest) "Coach Sherman said he wanted to see how I'd recover," said Gardener. After intense rehab, the 6'0/180 receiver returned to the playing field Nov. 5 for the regular season finale v. Southlake Carroll. "I went to rehab every single day," he said. "I was destined to get back. It was my senior year." Gardener says he feels 85-90% healthy again (although his recent play looks like he's back to 100%.) Gardener said he got a chance to chat with Texas A&M receivers coach Troy Walters after the Aggies' win Saturday. "He told me to keep up the good work. Said he's keeping an eye on me," Gardener said. "He also said he was impressed with my film (pre-MCL injury)." Gardener added that the coaching staff wanted to see film from games played after his recovery. He said after this week's semifinal matchup with Abilene Cooper, he should have enough footage to compile a new tape for coaches. "(Coach Walters) said he was going to keep in touch with me." Gardener reports Walters is also planning a trip to Arlington to catch Gardener and the Denton Guyer Wildcats in action if they make it to the quarterfinals. "Think he'll be making that trip?" I asked. He laughed. "Well, I mean, if he says so, then I'll hold him to his word… I think we have a great chance at going to state. I don't see any team on our side of the bracket that can hold us back but ourselves."
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