Described by Ninety Six football coach Mike Doolittle as “the most explosive” player he has ever coached, Saquon Garner will be playing for Newberry College in the fall.
Garner, a defensive end, signed his letter of intent Wednesday to play for Newberry College, where the Ninety Six High School senior said he’s looking to explore a major in computer science. His mother, Tabitha Marshall, stood with him Wednesday as he signed in the Ninety Six High School gym.
“He’s the most explosive guy I’ve ever coached -- and that’s 30 years worth,” Doolittle said. “He’s the fastest guy out of his stance. He’s got tailback speed to be a defensive end.”
Garner had 40 tackles in 2016, with 26 tackles for loss, seven sacks, two forced fumbles, a pass breakup and a field goal block. In October, he was named to the North squad of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives North-South All-Star football roster.
When Garner joins the Newberry Wolves, he’ll play beside fellow Ninety Six High School graduate and outside linebacker Peyton Hite.
Contact staff writer Damian Dominguez at 864-634-7548 or follow on Twitter@IJDDOMINGUEZ.