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McDowell RB Greg Garmon up to 7 D-1 offers

Written by: on Friday, February 18th, 2011


McDowell High School’s senior-to-be Greg Garmon has been one of the key pieces of the Trojans’ flexbone/triple option offense the last two years.

Garmon is also racking up the Division-1 interest and verbal scholarship offers.

The 6’2, 200-pound athlete is up to seven verbal scholarship offers, according to recruiting services and  Buffalo, Connecticut, Minnesota, North Carolina, Penn State, Pitt and Syracuse have all verbally offered Garmon, and programs like Iowa, Rutgers, Purdue and Wisconsin have shown interest.

Garmon had a solid junior season as the featured back in McDowell’s flexbone/triple option offense which averaged over 315 yards per game.  He rolled up 1,225 yards and 11 touchdowns on 141 carries and caught another seven passes for 147 yards and two additional touchdowns.  He averaged 8.7 yards per carry and 21 yards per reception, finishing six games with at least 115 rushing yards.

In his sophomore season, Garmon ran for 584 yards and seven touchdowns on just 45 attempts, averaging more than 12 yards per carry.  He also caught two passes for 85 yards and one additional touchdown as a receiver.

Since McDowell switched to the flexbone/triple option offense prior to the start of the 2008 season, the Trojans have enjoyed some success.  The Trojans produced a pair of 1,700+ yard rushers in 2008 and, in 2009 and 2010, averaged 319 rushing yards per game and 315 rushing yards per game, respectively. 

The Trojans reached consecutive District 6/8/9/10 AAAA subregional championship games in 2008 and 2009, falling to State College Area on both occasions.

McDowell finished the 2010 season 7-3 overall, qualifying for its first-ever WPIAL AAAA berth.  The Trojans lost in the opening round to Gateway, 35-17.

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