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The Cutting Room Floor: Zach Banner

September, 21, 2011
Wash OL DuoPhoto By: Tom Hauck/ESPNHSZach Banner (left) and Joshua Garnett have close to 100 combined BCS offers.

We can't always fit everything we want in the pages of ESPNHS, so we bring you the Cutting Room Floor. Think of it as the deleted scenes portion of your favorite Blu-ray. In September we tracked down Lakes senior OL Zach Banner to share our cover with his close friend Joshua Garnnett, another elite lineman from Washington. If you haven't had a chance to check out the story, visit here. In addition to their close friendship, they also bond over hoops and dancing (still waiting to see the videos, guys). Here are some of the excerpts from our interview with Zach. Stick with us for Joshua's outakes later.

On his love of HS football It’s the moment. It’ something that not everybody gets to go through. Not only do I play high school football, I play on one of the top teams in the country. I live for the moment and opportunity to play. It’s a gift. I’m straight pumped when I get on the field. I’m going to put whoever tries to rush me on their back.

On his inspirationAll you have to do is type my name into Google and that’s my inspiration. I have a lot of eyes on me. I have to deal with the haters and all the people that disrespect me online.

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Got Game: Trent Sewell

August, 24, 2011
Name: Trent Sewell
School: Bothell
Sport: Football
The Scoop: Sewell has added more than 20 pounds of muscle since the end of the 2010 football season. For those thinking the extra weight will slow the 6-foot-2 senior receiver down a bit, we direct you to the spring track season when he helped Bothell coast to a state crown in the 4x100. Sewell is heating up on the recruiting trail after hauling in 44 receptions for 11 touchdowns and more than 1,000 yards in 2010. He has offers from Washington State and UCLA.