Rashan Gary, the nation’s No. 1 player, hasn’t set any official visits yet, but his mother told the AJC that the family may go West for one of them.
“I would really like to get to USC,” Jennifer Coney said. “Rashan is really interested in Southern Cal, but with his football schedule and my work schedule, it’s just hard. I don’t want to go to Southern California for just a day. I want to spend some time there because if that is his decision on where he’ll play, I want to know about the area and know about everything. We have been traveling so much lately. We may even have to take an official there.”
Gary, a 5-star from Paramus Catholic (N.J.), hasn’t released his top five schools yet. His mother said he will likely announce his list at the end of the month or during the first week in September.
When that time comes, Coney says those schools will receive his five official visits.
What about UGA? Gary’s mother told the AJC that the Bulldogs have a good chance of landing an official, despite the concern she has. She traveled to Athens with her son when he attended UGA’s Dawg Night prospect camp. While he was on campus, she roamed around the town and fell in love with it.
“This decision that Rashan is making is his decision, not mine,” she said. “He’s the one that has to go to school there and live there. I’m still going to be here in New Jersey. Unless it’s a program that I see some big red flags, I’m not going to say this is a program he shouldn’t go to.”
Gary will continue on his nationwide tour of schools as he and his mother will travel to Baton Rouge to check out LSU.
The 6-foot-4, 311-pounder has checked out LSU on his own a couple of weeks ago, but this time around, his mother will get a chance to give her stamp of approval on the school.
As far as his leaders are concerned, not one school has an advantage over anyone, Coney says.