July 2, 2008

Gardiner seeing interest rise

It did not take college coaches long to find Desmond Gardiner. Having moved to Port Arthur, Tex. from Virginia last summer, the cornerback made a splash rather quickly, tallying four interceptions and earning all-district honors for Memorial High as a junior.

Less than a year after moving, the three-star prospect already holds eight scholarship offers and things don't appear to be slowing down. In addition to previous offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Kansas, Texas A&M and TCU, two other Big 12 schools have made their way into the picture.

"The latest offer I got was Missouri but Nebraska's on my tail right now," said the 5-foot-10, 175-pound defender. "That's about it for lately. Nebraska hasn't offered me yet but I've been talking to coach Mike Ekeler and I'm pretty sure they're about to."

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