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Texas A&M All-American Myles Garrett declares for NFL Draft

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Garrett, an Arlington Martin graduate, was one of 15 football players who took part in an A&M mission trip to Haiti this spring. He said the experience was rewarding personally and helped bond the team in ways it needed after last year's late seas
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Garrett, an Arlington Martin graduate, was one of 15 football players who took part in an A&M mission trip to Haiti this spring. He said the experience was rewarding personally and helped bond the team in ways it needed after last year's late seas

Texas A&M junior defensive end Myles Garrett has declared for the 2017 NFL Draft, he announced late Saturday.

“After talking with my family and my coaches, I feel it is in my best interest to declare for the 2017 NFL draft,” Garrett said in a statement.

“I look forward to the challenges that are ahead and I am excited about the opportunity to play at the next level. I will play for any NFL team that gives me a chance and they will get my very best effort.”

Garrett, a graduate of Arlington Martin, is expected by many to be the top pick in the draft.

The consensus All-American finished with 8  1/2 sacks and 15 tackles for loss during the regular season despite missing two games and being limited in several others by a recurring ankle injury.

“Not only is he an exceptional talent, but he is an even better person and teammate,” A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said about Garrett in a statement. “He has the desire, heart and character to achieve greatness on and off of the football field.”

The Aggies (8-5) lost to Kansas State 33-28 on Wednesday in the Texas Bowl in Houston.

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