Frank Garber, who is ranked No. 28 in the Class of 2014, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Washington. Garber also made unofficial visits to Stanford, California, Northwestern, UCLA, Arizona State, Oregon State and Oregon.
“I chose Washington because I know I have the best chance to become the best player I can be, and I know Coach (Matt) Thurmond will be able to do that for me,” said Garber, a junior at Juanita High School in Kirkland, Wash.
Garber cited Washington’s national prominence – the Huskies are No. 6 in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings and what he called “one of the most competitive schedules in college golf” as keys to his selection.
“They also have amazing practice facilities and get to play at the best courses in Washington state,” he said.
Garber recently won the WIAA 3A High School State Championship, finished T-13 at the Callaway Junior World Championship, had two top-5 finishes in AJGA events this year and was awarded WSGA Junior Boys’ Player of the Year and WJGA Player of the Year.