Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is likely to be one of the top selections in the 2017 NFL Draft if things go according to plan for the game-changing pass rusher. And you don’t see him asking to get out of playing in the Texas Bowl for the Aggies.
In fact, while college football stars like LSU RB Leonard Fournette and Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey are declining the opportunity to suit up with their teams one more time, Garrett has gone on record to say that he will embrace playing for the Aggies one more time.
Garrett: The relationships I make during this time will last forever. Money will come and go.
— TexAgs (@TexAgs) December 20, 2016
On Tuesday, Garrett was addressing the Texas A&M media and was asked about the Fournette-McCaffrey situation. His response was priceless.
He took a playful jab at Fournette, saying that “I mean, Leonard’s been trying to leave since sophomore year.” He also acknowledged that McCaffrey is trying to preserve his health, something Garrett, who played hurt for much of the 2016 season, could have opted to do himself.
Instead, he said: “I’ve gotta make sure I finish off this season strong. I’m not going to bring any undo attention to myself. All my focus is in one direction.”
You can see the clip of Garrett making the statement here:
Video, Myles Garrett: Leonard Fournette has been trying to leave since his sophomore year: pic.twitter.com/dJy4ckgsZz
— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) December 20, 2016
Garrett, who could be the first Aggies No. 1 overall pick next spring, has recorded 48.5 tackles for loss in 35 career games at Texas A&M.