Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is surely going to be one of the top players to watch in college football this season. That isn’t because he is on the level of Ohio State’s Joey Bosa.
It’s because of who his coach, Kevin Sumlin, compares him to.
In a Sports Illustrated article featuring Garrett being driven by his two older siblings, Sumlin was asked what the sophomore’s play is like on the field. He gave a rather unique answer.
He claims Brea (Garrett) is as strong and explosive as the Aggies’ linebackers and in a single conversation compares Myles with Adrian Peterson (explosion), Jean-Claude Van Damme (flexibility and strength) and a cat (body contortion). “We call him Batman,” says Sumlin, “because his body looks like the costume.”
That is some pretty good company to be in if you ask me. Jean-Claude Van Damme rivaled Sylvester Stallone in the 1980’s in the action movie genre. Adrian Peterson was the 2012 NFL MVP and is still considered one of the top NFL running backs. And a cat, well, I have seen my brother’ cat do some pretty crazy things and squeeze into some tight places.
All of those things combined into Batman’s suit makes for one badass football player. The best thing is that the Aggies have Garrett for at least one more season.
After the 2016 season, they have to worry about him going pro. That shouldn’t be too much of a worry, because if he could go this year, he would go drafted in the top ten, more than likely alongside Bosa.
Fans will get to see Garrett’s crazy athleticism this season when the Aggies open the season in Houston against Arizona State on September 5.
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