ANN ARBOR, MI -- Shortly after Michigan’s 62-39 loss to Ohio State on Saturday, Nov. 26, defensive tackle Rashan Gary, who played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, announced that he would skip his senior season in college and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

The 6 ft., 5 in., 300-lb. Gary started his high school career at Scotch Plains-Fanwood and then played his junior and senior season at Paramus Catholic. Although SPFHS said he was recruited by Paramus Catholic, the NJSIAA, the state’s governing body for high school sports, ruled that there was not enough evidence of recruiting to pursue any action.

Named USA Today Defensive Player of the Year and a High School All-American, Gary, who turns 21 on Dec. 3, was ranked as the No. 1 recruit in college football when he committed to Michigan. 

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In 2018 season, Rashan Gary was named to the All-Big Ten defensive first-team.

"We are very proud that Rashan Gary played for the Raiders and hope for his continued success," said Ryan Miller, Athletic Director at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.