Many fans, media members, and even a few coaches didn't think that Denton Guyer would be able to hang in Texas 5A football. The Wildcats might have convinced a few on Monday night in the Kirk Herbstreit Classic that they can.
Guyer lost a heart breaker in overtime to Cedar Hill 42-41, but in the process showed they can play with almost anybody. Cedar Hill should be one of the better teams in 5A again this season.
"It was a great team that we played. We didn't really execute tonight, but we played hard. I think we showed a lot of people that we belong here. We gave it are all. We did what we had to do," said Guyer receiver Quentin Gardener. "They didn't' think we belonged. Most people thought that would be crap going to 5A, but we can play with anybody."
Gardener tried to do his part against the Longhorns, but the Guyer passing game just couldn't get going. Oklahoma State quarterback commitment J.W. Walsh was limited to just 135 yards.
A 6-foot-1½, 190 pound receiver, Gardener is reporting offers from Minnesota, Iowa, Iowa State, Colorado, and New Mexico.
"The schools that stand out are Iowa and Minnesota. They both have great coaching staffs and offenses that I like," said Gardener to HawkeyeInsider.com. "As far as Iowa, it's just another great team. I know they are in the Top 10, but it's not all about that."
As of now, the senior wide receiver has set visits to Minnesota and Texas A&M. He plans to set more I the coming weeks. The Scout.com 3-star receiver has yet to haul an offer from the Aggies, but seems to be hoping for one in the near future.
"I think they are close."
His decision will come down to what offense each schools runs and their academic reputation.
HawkeyeInsider.com will continue to monitor the senior wide receiver's recruitment in the coming weeks.
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Josh Harvey started with Scout.com/Foxsports in 2008 and covers recruiting for SMU
, Iowa, and Texas. You can also see his work on the Big 12 at FoxCollegeSports.com.
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Arlington - Quentin Gardener's recruitment new has been somewhat slow the last couple of months. He has been focused on his senior year, but Gardener caught up with Scout.com for a few minutes on Monday night.
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