Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary had a limited role as a freshman in 2016, but still found a way to make a significant impact whenever he was on the field.
Now, the Wolverines are counting on him to become a star after losing 10 defensive starters from last years team - and he's certainly looking the part.
Defensive coordinator Don Brown spoke to the media this weekend, and said that Gary has the potential to be the best players he's ever seen.
"Not only is he a great player, but he's also a tremendous young man to be around," Brown said. "Every single day, he's the same. I marvel at how he carries himself on a day-to-day basis.
"He worked the camp with us today. We had a nice camp. And just the way he treats the campers, the instruction, one-on-one. There's no air -- he's a humble guy. Guys that have kind of been through what he's been through in the recruiting -- you guys know! Sometimes you've got to pop their head back down and get them re-humbled. But he's just not one of those guys. He just goes about his business every day. The way he treated people today is...special.
"[He's] the best I've ever seen. Combining speed, strength, change of direction and the mental [component]. It's unbelievable."
Gary was the No. 1 player in the 2016 recruiting class, and record 24 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack and six quarterback hurries as a freshman last season.Back to the Michigan Wolverines Newsfeed