Detroit — Randy Garvin has big plans for himself at Wayne State, studying a pre-med curriculum while trying to help the Warriors return to a Division II power.
Garvin, who committed to Wayne State on Wednesday, had a strong senior season at linebacker for Rockford, in West Michigan. He made 57 tackles, including 14 for lost yardage, to lead Rockford to its fifth straight OK Red Conference title and the second round of the playoffs.
“As a senior captain, I wanted our team to make our own legacy and continue our tradition at Rockford,” Garvin said. “I felt we had a successful season, winning the conference title again and making the playoffs.
“I’m really looking forward to going to Wayne State. It has a hospital right on campus, and I want to maximize my education (with pre-med). I know Wayne State was a dominant program a couple of years ago, and I feel we’ll be on the rise with the class coming in.”
Garvin helped Rockford limit its opponents to 13 points.
The Warriors need help on defense after giving up 31 points and 178 yards rushing per game while struggling to a 3-9 record. They were 5-5 in 2012 after earning a spot in the national championship game in 2011.
Macomb Dakota quarterback Tyler Crowell, Muskegon Mona Shores receiver Logan Smith and Lake Orion wide receiver Corey Ester are among the players joining Garvin at Wayne State.