Joshua Garnett, the No. 1 football recruit from the state of Washington in the class of 2012, will announce his commitment this Thursday afternoon.
Garnett recently hosted Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke for an in-home visit this past weekend:
The visit with Michigan potentially helped its chances because it gave Garnett's family the opportunity to meet with Hoke face to face.
"Coach Hoke talked to my mom a lot, and she hadn't met him before," he said. "He talked a lot about what it meant to be a Michigan man and how you represent your family." (Via: ESPN)
Garnett also hosted Stanford and head coach David Shaw in an in-home vist last week as well.
A recent article by Gerry Valerio from MaxPreps.com thinks Stanford is the front-runner to sign Garnett:
Stanford (bank on it): Garnett gushed about his visit on Jan. 13 and the camaraderie he had with his fellow recruits. The Cardinal also had the opportunity to make the last, best impression. (Via: MaxPreps)
Valerio also mentions Garnett's 3.8 GPA and aspirations to study medicine and become an orthopedic surgeon. Stanford, widely considered one of the top academic institutions in the country seems like a good fit for Garnett.