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Haskell Garrett
2017-2018 Football Profile
Freshman - Defensive Tackle
Season Profiles:  2017 | 2016
About Haskell Garrett
Home Town: Las Vegas, Nevada
School: Bishop Gorman
Height: 6-2
Weight: 298
Forty Yard: 5.13
Vertical Leap: 26.7
Shuttle Time: 4.41
247Sports Scout Rivals ESPN 247Comp
4-Star #5 DT
4-Star #4 DT
4-Star #6 DT
4-Star #7 DT
4-Star #6 DT
Army All-American

The Player
Haskell Garrett (6-2 298) is the No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation per the 247Sports Composite. He was a First-Team All-State selection as a junior and senior and was his league's Defensive MVP both seasons. He is a talented pass rusher who is rarely blocked one-on-one. He is quick enough to evade high school blockers sometimes without even getting touched, but that obviously won't be the case once he gets to college.

Even as a defensive tackle he can rush around the edge and still make a play. He has good feet and balance, and has shown an ability to run step for step with quarterbacks -- and even running backs. He uses his hands well and is able to simply hop over many cut block attempts. He can even drop back into coverage. He is a playmaker at the position. He has played all over the line, including the nose. He's supremely quick for that spot and keeps his eyes up wherever he is. He is a monster against high school competition.

The Comparison
Garrett could continue growing, but at this stage he is reminiscent of past three technique defensive tackles Michael Bennett and Adolphus Washington. He's not overly tall and he gets into the backfield and brings the ball down behind the line of scrimmage, just as Bennett and Washington did at OSU. Like both Bennett and Washington, Garrett has experience playing defensive end, and playing it well. He is active like Dre'Mont Jones and just relentless on his highlight package, which only shows the good plays.

The Fit
The Buckeyes are always going to want a defensive tackle — or ten — that can get into the backfield and get to the football. Haskell Garrett can do that, and because of this he seems like the perfect fit for what defensive line coach Larry Johnson wants to do. Ohio State's No. 1 goal is always to stop the run, but the goal of Johnson's defensive line is to get to the quarterback and then stop the run on the way. Garrett has shown the ability to change directions as well as hold his ground. He can rush upfield but is agile enough to cut east or west in order to stretch out a running play.

The Depth Chart
When Garrett gets to Columbus, he could be one of 10 or 12 defensive tackles on the roster. He will be one of two (or three) true freshman defensive tackles. Garrett could play either defensive tackle spot, and where he starts out might depend on where the need is greater. There are a handful of players ahead of him at either spot, so there's going to be some serious competition for playing time for everyone.

The Future
Garrett was already 6-foot-2 and 280 pounds as a junior, so it is easy enough to project him as a 310-pound run stopping nose tackle as a college sophomore. Garrett could very well become that type of player, and even if he does it is unlikely that his pass rushing abilities would suddenly leave him completely. The Buckeyes will want to get their four best defensive linemen on the field, and that would benefit a versatile defensive tackle, just like it did Adolphus Washington and Michael Bennett. A redshirt year might be likely simply because of the depth ahead of him. As of now, all 2016 defensive tackles could be returning in 2017, and that's not the kind of depth chart that generally allows playing time for true freshmen on the interior. — Tony Gerdeman

Statistics
2016 - 54 tackles, 20 TFLs, 7.5 Sacks, 1 INT
2015 - 53 tackles, 16 TFLs

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