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N.J. freshman grabs SEC offer

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It isn't very often that a rising freshman goes to a camp and dominates players in the rising senior class but that's what Rashan Gary did at the Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour in New Jersey. Last weekend the freshman from Scotch Plains (N.J.) Scotch Plains-Fanwood made everyone turn their head.
Gary has already grabbed the attention of more than a few BCS schools.
"I got a Rutgers offer last year after going to their Big Man camp," said the 6-foot-4, 285-pound Gary. "Two or three weeks after, they called my mom and told her. It's really good and I'm just thankful."
Recently, Gary picked up his second offer from Florida, his first SEC offer.
"Florida mentioned how well I did at the Rivals Camp," he said. "They said they heard that I did a good job and was very physical. I got in contact with the recruiter and talked for about 40 minutes and they offered me. I know they're one of the best schools in the SEC but that's about it right now. I've never been there before."
During the spring evaluation period many schools have been coming his school and getting his contact information.
"Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Florida State and Connecticut are trying to contact me," Gary said. "We talked about if I'll be able to make it there for their camps. So far I'll be going to camps at Connecticut and Ohio State."
By now it's pretty clear that Gary is a very special talent but he is very focused off the field, as well as on it.
"Everyone says my son is a good athlete," said Gary's mother. "Most importantly, I want everyone to know my son is a very good student. He has a 3.6 GPA and that's the most important thing for us."
Gary placed fourth on the top defensive performers at the Rivals camp in New Jersey.
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