Gary Lands D-1 Offer

Larry Gary is the 5th player from Cape Coral High School to receive a D-1 offer. The 6'1, 185 pound rising senior was offered by Western Michigan recently. SunStateFootball.com caught up with Larry to catch his reaction.

"It feels real good, I don't know much about Western Michigan, but what I have looked up tells me it is a great opportunity. They have a lot of Florida guys on the roster so I know I can fit in up there. The academics are real good, it is a great package."

Larry Gary has elite size at the WR position, but it looks like he will play some defense as well in 2009, "I will get my chance this Spring at outside linebacker or safety, maybe even defensive end. Coaches think I can be a force at DE like Desmond (Kearse- Dunbar High player with 25 sacks last year). I want to help the team, we want a State Championship."

As a WR, Gary has shown the ability to be physical at the line of scrimmage and has a great pair of hands to go with raw strength. What he has been lacking is explosion and speed, "I have worked all offseason to get faster and I have gotten to where I want to be. I ran under 4.5 the other day. It helps that I am surrounded by guys with elite speed. I mean look at our 4X100 relay, Jaylen(Watkins), Prince(Holloway), Jeremy(Davis), and Spencer(Boyd), those guys fly."

If that 'new' speed translates to the football field, look for Gary to have a break out senior campaign, "I want to win, we all do, this whole team has worked extremely hard this off season, we know what we are capable of, now we have to execute. This is it, one more year."

After a quarterfinal run in the playoffs two years ago, Cape Coral went out in the first round last year, "That won't happen again, I promise that." The aforementioned 4X100 relay team and big Dan Koenig(OT) have many in the state calling Cape Coral one of the most talented teams.

Back on the recruiting trail, Gary offered an update, "I really want a Miami offer, that is where I want to play ball at. I hope to go to their summer camp and earn an offer. I know how hard it is to get an offer there. If that does not happen, I am wide open to other schools. Western Michigan would be at the top of that list right now. I definitely want to look around some."

Gary is certainly a player to keep an eye on, he showed off some of that speed at the Tampa 7on7's where he made a few sensational plays. He should have a great senior campaign.


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