Myles Garrett Reveals Why He Almost Chose Ohio State Over Texas A&M

Myles Garrett nearly committed to Ohio State, but it wasn't because the Buckeyes are one of the most winningest programs in college football history.

Myles Garrett is officially a Cleveland Brown.

Just as he was a highly touted prospect coming out of college, Garrett was a prized recruit coming out of James Martin High School in Dallas, Texas.

In the late stages of his college recruitment, Garrett revealed that the top five programs on his list were Texas A&M, Alabama, Florida, TCU and Ohio State. As it turns out, Garrett was actually close to committing to Ohio State—a program that shares a ton of fans with the Cleveland Browns.

What drew Garrett to Ohio State? Was it their rich history? The program boasts seven Heisman Trophy winners. Or was it Urban Meyer, one of the winningest coaches in college football history?

Nope—it was dinosaurs. Garrett's life-long fascination with dinosaurs has been well-documented, and Ohio State has one of the best paleontology programs in the country.

Can you imagine how terrifying the Buckeyes' defense would have been in 2014 and 2015 with Myles Garrett and Joey Bosa manning the defensive end spots? Yikes!

Garrett ultimately elected to go to A&M, largely because it was close to home.

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