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Durant’s Garcia accepts walk-on spot with USF

Posted Mar 18, 2010 by Adam Adkins

Updated Mar 19, 2010 at 04:04 PM

Durant senior linebacker Ruben Garcia said Thursday that he has accepted a preferred walk-on spot with USF.

Garcia was one of the Cougars’ top tacklers the past two seasons. He finished with 68 tackles as a senior and had 72 stops as a junior, despite missing the team’s last three games after suffering a torn ACL.

Garcia turned down an offer from Charleston Southern, a Football Championship Subdivision program, and also had been recruited by Florida Atlantic, among others.

Garcia is also a standout baseball player for the Cougars; a catcher, he hit .395 last season. He didn’t rule out possibly trying to walk on to the USF baseball team as well, but said he would concentrate on football first.

“Right now I want to take this opportunity and do the best I can with it before I take it farther,” Garcia said via text message.

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