Illinois top LB Clifton Garrett makes his college decision

Illinois top LB Clifton Garrett makes his college decision
December 17, 2013, 3:15 pm
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Clifton Garrett is headed to LSU.

Garrett, the top-ranked linebacker in Illinois, is a four-star recruit and announced his decision at Plainfield South High School Tuesday afternoon.

Garrett even joked that he's "taking his talents" to LSU, a la Lebron James in "The Decision" in summer of 2010.

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Garrett said he is looking forward to gearing up for the NFL and he thinks LSU will be a good platform for his professional career.

"I'm ready to play with the big boys in the SEC now," Garrett told Edgy Tim just after the announcement.