Santa Rosa, Calif./Santa Rosa JC
A 2012 first team Region I all-state selection for Santa Rosa College (Coach Keith Simons), Garrett joins the Spartans this spring as an outside linebacker candidate. Guanella was a two-time All-NorCal Conference choice that accumulated 30.0 tackles for loss, 9.0 quarterback sacks and 11 pass break-ups in his two community college seasons. He ranked tenth in the state in 2012 with 18.0 tackles for loss. As a sophomore, Garrett led Santa Rosa JC with 85 total tackles and added a pair of fumble recoveries. The graduate of Cardinal Newman High (Coach Paul Cronin) was an outside linebacker that received first-team all-league honors as a junior and a senior. He enjoys outdoor activities and snowboarding, in particular. Guanella plans to major in business management. The Santa Rosa, Calif., native was born on March 10, 1993.
Coach Caragher on Garrett: "Garrett is a big, rangy defensive end/outside linebacker who is versatile - he can rush the QB from a down lineman position and drop off into coverage and play in open space. Garrett makes a lot of plays on film - be it sacks, batted down passes, and open field tackles. We think he's another guy who can come in at a position where we lost some guys and help us out."