TheMichiganInsider.com’s Brice Marich reported Tuesday evening the nation’s top prospect. Paramus (N.J.) Catholic DL Rashan Gary will make his way to Ann Arbor this weekend for the first of his five official visits. Because of a season that features mostly Saturday games the only weekends available for official visits are this weekend, the weekend of October 24th, and Thanksgiving weekend. With the November 28th date already earmarked for Auburn and its annual Iron Bowl clash with Alabama, Michigan’s only game option was this weekend since it has a bye October 24th.
The Wolverines appeared to have helped their cause significantly during Gary’s two prior unofficial visits, especially when it came to connecting with his mother. That is a crucial element in his recruitment considering what the talented youngster has cited as the significant factor in his decision-making process.
“Make sure my mom is comfortable with the decision and my family coming to see me play games,” Gary said. “If that’s alright I’m good.”
Gary’s mother, Jennifer Coney, accompanied her son on his second visit to Michigan back in July and came away extremely impressed.
“I liked everything about Michigan,” Coney said. “I have to be honest. I like the little town of Ann Arbor. It was very cute. It feels safe. You can go off at nine or ten o’clock at night, not that you want to, but if you wanted to, and just feel safe. I was talking with Juwann Bushell-Beatty and I always liked that kid. He was happy as he could be to be there and that was a good to hear.”
Now all that is left for mother and son to complete their picture of Michigan is to take in the game day atmosphere.
Stay tuned to The Michigan Insider for more on this story in the hours and days to come.
Below is Scout.com's Brian Dohn's September 1st breakdown of Gary's visit considerations.