This is an article from NJ.COM about the recruitment of the nations #1 recruit Rashaun Gary. Gary has long been considered a “Michigan lean,” but new OSU DC Greg Schiano is making a late push using….academics at Ohio State as a selling point?
If academics matter, the only choice out of his finalists is Michigan. Alabama, Ol’ Miss, LSU and Auburn just aren’t in the same category in terms of education. Ohio State isn’t in the same galaxy.
From Gary’s mom:
“He wanted to know what to sell. I said the academics. I told him about the academic presentation I had from the school, and that we weren’t happy with it,” Coney said. “And you don’t get a second chance at an academic presentation when I know how serious academics are.”
Schiano, who put an emphasis on education while at Rutgers, said he was prepared to combat the first impression Coney and Gary had received.
“He told me what he did at Rutgers and I said I heard that academics were paramount at Rutgers when he was there. And he said he’s going to do the same thing at Ohio State. And I said, ‘Well, that’s good, but signing day is right around the corner and there is no luxury of time. We don’t have it.’ And he said, ‘Well, I’m not talking about weeks, I’m talking about getting to the bottom of it, right now.'”
Sounds like the kid is going to Michigan.