Plainfield, NJ | 6041 | 287 | 4.82E | 2020
This prospect could very well be the top player chosen in the 2019 NFL Draft. A rare athlete with tremendous physique who combines speed with power and runs faster than most running backs. Has been timed at 4.57 in the forty-yard dash by the Michigan coaches, with a 31” vertical, 9-6 broad jump and 6.70 three-cone. Has been praised for his leadership and has assumed a mentorship role to the incoming freshman, as a sophomore. Needed some time to learn the playbook during his first season and could be one of college football’s biggest bust out stars in 2017. Has been refining his technique after being able to get by on pure talent for so long. Can stand to be more active with his hands, plenty of room to improve in that area. One of the most hyped players ever to come out of high school, his recruitment was highly publicized throughout the process and he is treated like a celebrity when he returns home to New Jersey—it wouldn’t be surprising to see him have some sort of reality show or own shoe line when he departs Ann Arbor, especially with the growing amount of ‘mentors’ who claim to be advising him.
2016: Played in all 13 games at defensive end. Contributed 27 tackles, five tackles for loss, and one sack.
High School: Attended Paramus Catholic High School (2016) coached by John Westervelt. Registered 55 tackles, 13.5 sacks and four forced fumbles as a senior. Collected 55 tackles and 14 sacks during junior year. Participated in the Under Armour All-American Game, Team Highlighter MVP (2016). USA Today All-USA Defensive Player of the Year (2015). New Jersey Defensive Player of the Year (2014, 15). USA Today High School All-America first team. Consensus five-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com, 247sports and ESPN. Rated as the top prospect in the nation by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN. PrepStar Magazine Top 150 Dream Team, the nation’s No. 2 player and the top defensive line prospect.
Personal: Rashan Gary was born on Dec. 3, 1997. Attended same high school as offensive lineman Juwann Bushell-Beatty and former teammate Jabrill Peppers.