Last year, the Michigan Wolverines narrowly missed making the College Football Playoff. Were it not for a late-season loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes, they very well could have been one of the four selected.
It’s easy to forget that it was only Jim Harbaugh’s second year at head coach in Ann Arbor. Now, in his third season, a lot of the players he’s working with are ones he’s recruited.
Few are more anticipated than that of Rashan Gary.
For defensive coordinator, Gary could be the best defensive lineman he’s every coached. Speaking with the Detroit Daily news, the coach with over 40 years of experience in football spoke glowingly of the sophomore:
“Best I’ve ever seen,” Brown said. “Best I’ve ever seen combining speed, strength, change of direction, and the mental curve. He’s unbelievable. The sky is the limit.”
After seeing limited time last season due to a upperclassmen heavy depth chart, Gary will see extended playing time in his sophomore season. He’s already established himself as a leader in the locker room. Coaches say they are just as impressed with his demeanor and work ethic, as they are his athletic ability.
If the young defensive lineman comes as advertised, Michigan figures to be a much improved team. They were an exciting, and at times dominant team in 2016. Lead mostly by Jabrill Peppers on defense, it now seems as though they have a new face of the unit.
Urban Meyer better have something up his sleeve to neutralize this young man. Rumors suggest he runs a 4.57 40-yard dash, and a 6.70 cone drill. both those are blazing times for a defensive lineman, with his cone drill time superior to that of any in the NFL Combine this past season.