Five-star defensive tackle, Class of 2016 No. 1 recruit and Michigan commit Rashan Gary received a disturbing and racist voicemail back on January 28 from someone who only called himself “Clemson Dan,” according to a story from Darren Cooper of NorthJersey.com.
Per the report, the call was made to Paramus Catholic High School, where Gary will graduate from in June, and the caller had a thick Southern drawl.
“If you’re coming down here, you gotta do just like the KKK and be serious about your football. Clemson and the KKK, the two things we love the most,” the caller said. “So you better not be fooling around, if you’re gonna get a visit, you better be commitin’.”
The message was left just one day before Gary and his mother, Jennifer Coney, were set to take an official visit to Clemson. Local police were informed immediately and an active investigation is ongoing. Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables was also alerted and Coney played the message for the entire football staff.
Sure enough, six days after the message was left, Gary committed to Michigan. To say that the voicemail swayed Gary’s decision entirely is purely speculative, but one can’t help but wonder if it had something to do with his decision.
“Clemson Dan” has yet to be identified, but be sure to stay tuned to Campus Sports for any further updates on this story!
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Independent Mail