Garness commits to Southern Cal (Football)

December 13, 2010

David Garness

Former Bartlett High all-state offensive lineman David Garness of Anchorage has reportedly committed to the University of Southern California, joining forces with one of the true powers of college football.

Garness recently completed his sophomore season at City College of San Francisco, where he was widely recognized as one of the top JUCO linemen in the country. In fact, news of his oral commitment made the ESPN bottom line.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound tackle is renowned for his toughness and durability, having never missed a practice in his career. He led City College of San Francisco to Saturday’s CCCAA championship game against Mt. SAC. Afterwards he took his official visit to Southern Cal and came away wanting to be a Trojan.

“I really like the coaches there and I feel like they will help me reach my maximum potential as a player,” Garness told

Garness was a three-year starter for Bartlett coach John Jessen before walking on at the University of Hawaii. A year later he transferred to City College of San Francisco, where his career took off.

He will major in civil engineering at Southern Cal and plans to enroll for the spring semester, which will also allow him to participate in spring practice and get a huge head start on his first season in the Pac-10.

“I’m super excited,” Garness told the website. “I get 10 weeks to train with the team and can study plays before spring ball comes. It’s a good way to stack the cards for success.”

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