Michigan football: Freshman Rashan Gary is ‘pretty incredible’
Just 10 days into fall camp and U-M freshman phenom Rashan Gary is fitting right in, if not standing out.
Freshmen are supposed to have an adjustment period but the 6-foot-5, 287-pound defensive end is finding his flow quickly.
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"I've gone against him a lot, (him) playing end obviously," right tackle Erik Magnuson said Wednesday after practice. "He's pretty incredible. There's not many guys that come out of high school and have that talent and able to play at this level. It's impressive.
"He has raw talent. He's a big kid -- I don't know how much he weighs -- but he's fast, he's really fast for how big he is... He moves like he's a lot lighter. Everything is advanced.
"Besides Jabrill (Peppers), I haven't seen a freshman like that."
Being at center, Mason Cole doesn't see Gary too often but on film is apparent.
"For an 18-year-old, he's an explosive football player and he's very talented," Cole said. "I'm excited to see him play against someone else."
Tailback De'Veon Smith has gotten his chance, giving away nearly 60 pounds to Gary.
"Taco Charlton and Rashan are like the same size, so I try to get big," Smith said. "So Rashan's a little kid. He's not a 'little' kid but he's still a teenager. I'm not going to lose to any teenager. I'm very impressed with him. He's a tremendous athlete. From today to his senior year, it's going to be scary what he turns in to."
This article was written by Mark Snyder from Detroit Free Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.