2013: Garness, who can play either offensive guard or tackle, will compete for playing time as a senior in 2013.
2012: Garness was a reserve offensive tackle and guard as a junior in 2012, but he did not see any action after having back surgery early in the season. 2011: Garness redshirted in 2011 as a junior offensive tackle after transferring to USC from a junior college in the spring of 2011.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: His 2010 honors included Super Prep JUCO 100, Rivals JUCO 50, JC Athletic Bureau All-Region I first team and All-NorCal Conference first team as a sophomore offensive tackle at City College of San Francisco (Calif.). CCSF went 10-1 in 2010 and was the state runnerup.
As a freshman in 2009, he was All-NorCal Conference first team. In 2008, he briefly attended Alaska Anchorage and then walked on at Hawaii, but did not see any action.
HIGH SCHOOL: He was a 2-time (2006-07) All-State and All-Conference honoree at Bartlett High in Anchorage (Ak.), where he played on the offensive and defensive lines and was the long snapper.
PERSONAL: He is a civil engineering major at USC. He could become the first Trojan football letterman to claim Alaska as his home.