No. 1 prospect Rashan Gary still has eyes on UM
Defensive tackle Rashan Gary, the No. 1 ranked recruit for 2016, talks about MI, his friendship with Kareem Walker and his impending decision. Orgeron paid the 6-foot-5, 293-pound defensive lineman earlier in December.
When it comes to recruiting, there's arguably no other prospect in the country fans have their eyes on more than Paramus Catholic superstar Rashan Gary. - As incoming MI running back Kareem Walker stood just out of the central Florida sun today, surrounded by reporters, one of his best friends sneaked into the picture to mess with him.
It would be a chance to reconnect with a program that is becoming "New Jersey West" with Partridge, redshirt freshman safety Jabrill Peppers, redshirt freshman offensive lineman Juwann Bushell-Beatty and four other New Jersey players already in the class, including Walker. "If I go there, there are people there I can lean on". "I guess you could say the family environment".
The nation's No. 1-ranked running back, and another New Jersey native will begin his career at MI next week.
But like Peppers did with him, Walker says he's not telling Gary he has to come to MI. He says he's going to support him wherever he ends up, even if it's somewhere else.
That home-state connection is important to him, but won't sway the decision, he said. "Jabrill did that (for me)". "It was, 'I love you like a little brother and I won't mislead you".