Immediate-impact junior college transfer who became a starter a year ago in his first season at Mizzou ... Combines with fellow returning starter William Moore to give the Tigers one of the more formidable safety duos in the Big 12 Conference ... Lines up primarily at the strong safety position, where he begins fall camp list atop the depth chart.
Had a big first season at Mizzou, as he eventually won a starting job with his strong play at strong safety ... Ended up starting 9 games in all, and ranked 7th on the team with 51 tackles in all ... Showed an ability to make big plays, as he ranked 2nd on the squad with 3 forced fumbles (including one against Heisman Trophy runner-up Darren McFadden of Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl) and was also 3rd on the team with his 2 interceptions ... Closed his season in strong fashion, with a career-high 9 tackles in the 38-7 win over Arkansas, including the forced fumble ... Intercepted a pass in the final minute of the game against Ole Miss to seal the victory ... Added two tackles in the game, his first two as a Tiger ... Intercepted a second pass in as many games on the last play of the game against Western Michigan ... Had a career-high four tackles against Illinois State ... Made his second career start against Nebraska, coming up with a pair of tackles ... Added four stops against Oklahoma ... Made three tackles against Texas Tech, starting his second-straight contest ... Missed the Iowa State game with an elbow injury ... Returned from the injury to make four tackles against Colorado ... Tied for the team lead with a career-best eight tackles against Texas A&M ... Also had a pass break- up against the Aggies ... Made four tackles and forced a fumble against Kansas State ... Had three stops against Kansas ... Made four tackles in the Big 12 Championship against Oklahoma ... Transferred from Pasadena CC, and enrolled at MU for the winter semester and joined the team for spring ball.
Ranked by Super Prep as the nation's No. 64 overall JUCO recruit (all positions), and as the nation's No. 6-ranked safety ... Played the 2004 and 2005 seasons at the junior college level, and originally signed with Tennessee as part of their 2006 signing class, but ended up not attending UT and was re-recruitable ... Named Second-Team All-Mission League as a sophomore in 2005 at Pasadena City College, as he led the team in tackles with 83, including 3.5 TFLs ... Also broke up six passes, forced one fumble and blocked one kick that year ... Played his first year of junior college in 2004 at Citrus College, where he was a second-Team All-Conference performer and team defensive freshman of the year, after amassing 88 tackles and adding four INTs and three forced fumbles ... Helped lead Citrus College to the 2004 Western States Conference Championship ... Junior College Coach - Dennis Gossard.
Was a First-Team All-State and All-District performer as a junior in 2002 at Istrouma High School, with 75 tackles, 3 QB sacks and three INTs ... Repeated those honors as a senior and was also named by Max Emfinger as a Blue Chip All-American in 2003 ... High School Coach - Troy Jones.
Parents - James & Judy Garrett ... Primary Mizzou recruiter - Bruce Walker.