Rashan Gary was, at one time, a high school football player out of Plainfield, New Jersey, until his super-human football talents made him the number one player in the 2016 high school recruiting class.
After choosing Michigan over the likes of Clemson and Alabama, Gary became an instant talent to watch. It was evident that he would eventually become an intricate part of the Michigan defensive line by the time he was a sophomore.
That is exactly what Gary has done. In his first season as a starter in 2017, he recorded 58 tackles and 5.5 sacks, and has caught the eye of NFL scouts and draft analysts.
The 2019 draft class will be heavily flooded with defensive line talent. Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa is listed as probable to forgo his fourth year of school and Clemson senior defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is also a big name to watch.
Michigan had another defensive lineman drafted this year. With Maurice Hurst joining the Oakland Raiders, Michigan adds to an impressive growing list of trench defenders getting drafted by NFL franchises.
Gary earns a top ten pick in 2019 not only because of his skill, but also because of his favorable size and athleticism. At 6-foot-5 and 280 pounds, Gary’s quickness and explosiveness into the backfield is making scouts mouth’s water. Plus, he still has endless room for improvement.
Doubt surrounds whether Gary will leave Michigan after his junior year or not. It was discovered that one major part of his decision to go to Michigan was the influence the school’s academic prestige had on his mother.
The University of Michigan continually ranks as one of the best public universities. Adding the rich football history, Michigan seemed like a perfect destination for Gary.
Success has been in short supply at Michigan, and Gary may take this into consideration when making his decision. Coming back to school to play for a national championship is the goal, and it is truly unknown where Michigan will be in the 2019 season.