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Lake Worth defensive end Jonathan Garvin
committed to Miami a little over a month ago. Garvinís high school season got off to a blazing start as he recorded seven sacks and an interception against Glades Central (whose QB James Blackman
is an FSU commit) in the preseason classic.
The 6-4, 225-pound rush end seems to have taken the next step on the field this season.
ďI feel like Iíve improved in every aspect that I needed to,Ē Garvin said. ďIím trying to be virtually perfect. Thatís what my goal is and thatís what my goal has been.Ē
Despite now garnering some extra attention from opposing offenses, Garvin is prepared to see different looks.
ďI practice being double-teamed and getting blocked by the running back. They kept throwing the ball because they wanted to have a passing attack and it made it so easy for me. There still hasnít really been a team weíve played that can stop me from getting back there, especially not consistently,Ē Garvin said.
ďTheyíre running the ball away from me and I still have good stats. Iím doing what I want and what I want is to have a great year,Ē he added.
Garvin just turned 17 two months ago and believes that he is still growing. He currently stands at 6í4Ē and weighs around 225 pounds, but he said that he is projected to be as tall as 6-foot-7.
Miamiís early success on the field has caught Garvinís attention, especially at his future position group at defensive line.
ďIím very excited about them and being able to see the results of their training and field work with Coach Kool. Itís great to see that theyíre hungry and determined,Ē he said.
ďWhen I join them next year and get there with D.J. (Johnson), itís going to be even more tackles for loss,Ē Garvin added.
The Lake Worth High School prospect thinks that his future position coach Craig Kuligowksi will have a major impact on him.
ďI think he will influence my whole game. Heís going to kick up the instincts when Iím in practice. Heís going to help me with that a lot and heís going to teach me to distinguish a trick play from a run play or a pass play and be able to react on it a lot faster. Probably more than anything, he will probably help my run-stopping skills,Ē Garvin explained.
One of Miamiís most recent commitments, Garvin gave his thoughts on the Canesí 2017 recruiting class.
ďItís just a dominant class. Itís dominant all over. Each player thatís committed is that one person each team is watching on film and saying Ďok we have to find a way to get away from him.Ē
When asked if there was any prospect that he wanted to join the class, Garvin answered Booker T. Washington offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort
, who is currently committed to the Gators.
SEASON STATS: 39 tackles, 24 TFLs, 5 sacks, 1 blocked field goal, 2 PBU
Note: The 7-sack game was in a preseason exhibition, so it is not on the official record for his statistics.