Garrett Porter, Texas Lineman

Garrett Porter, Texas Lineman
Garrett Porter

Garrett Porter, Texas Lineman

This Offensive Tackle from Odessa Texas is a physical specimen in addition to being a leader on the field. At 6’6” 308 lbs and having 5.2 sec 40 speed, Porter is able to control offensive lineman and defensive lineman as he has played both sides of the ball.

By Steve Patterson


            The sixth best offensive tackle in the country Porter feels his athletic ability sets him apart on the football field. “My best attributes would have to be my feet and balance and ability to finish blocks.” He told us recently. “I think it is something like 102 pancake and 114 knockdowns.” He reported to us about his statistics for the year at Permian High School.

            The 49th best overall prospect in the nation, Porter was recently selected as an Army All-American and will play in the High School All Star Bowl in San Antonio on January 3rd. But the highlight of his career has been the undefeated league record his team has accomplished. “My highlight would be going back to back 10-0 district champs.”

Four Solid Offers

            He had a number of great offers including scholarships from Texas, Texas Tech, Virginia, and Arizona. “I visited the University of Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech.  I thought that UT was the place for me.  I was looking for the place with a family atmosphere.” He explained about his early February commitment to the Longhorns.

Early Commitment

            With his commitment to Texas February 2nd 2008 on a Junior Day visit all the other program that were once in contention have stopped calling Porter. “Schools have stopped bugging me haha.” He joked about being able to focus on his high school degree and final football season.

            What was it that set Texas apart from all the other schools? “I enjoy the tradition of winning and the way that the program is known around the nation to have class.” He said.

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