Michigan Wolverines junior lineman Rashan defender Gary announced Monday he will forego his senior season to enter the 2019 NFL draft.
Gary, the third year player, still has another year & # 39; eligibility after this season, but decided not to move projected ranking of the first round in the upcoming draft. It is rated No. 8 on the Big Board most recent & # 39; Mel Kiper.
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– Gary Rashan ® (@RashanAGary) 26 & # 39; November 2018
"I would like to thank my higher power, to my family, to the University & # 39; Michigan, students and fans, but I'm going to revoking my senior season to make a real dream to declare for the draft "Gary said in the statement. .
Gary was recruiting & # 39; the highest grade to sign with & # 39; Michigan as No. prospect. 1 in the 2016 class – first class & # 39; complete recruitment & # 39; Jim Harbaugh with the Wolverines. At Paramus Catholic High School in New Jersey, Gary followed the head coach & # 39; before and the current coach of the safeties Michigan, Chris Partridge, to Ann Arbor.
The lineman had 12 decorated game as a true freshman for the Wolverines, recorded total 23 addresses five addresses loss in 2016 and was the first player All-Big Ten after his 2017 season. During his career & # 39; three years, Gary accounted for 136 total tackles and 10 sacks.
As before all America, had nine & # 39; games this season due to issue & # 39; shoulder, but the damage is not standing and Gary still considered a return of the draft & # 39; the NFL. ESPN & # 39; s Gary Todd McShay currently as the statement No. 5 eligible for the next draft, after fellow defensive linemen Nick Bosa and Ed Oliver.
Gary is not known whether it will participate in the bowl game next & # 39; Michigan.