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Scout.com: Rashan Gary is most NFL-ready of 2016 class

The Detroit News
Rashan Gary


Top Michigan target Rashan Gary, a defensive tackle from Paramus, New Jersey, is the most NFL-ready player in the 2016 recruiting class, according to Scout.com.

"No high school player is ever a can't-miss prospect, but Gary comes as close to that as a defensive lineman can," wrote Mike Olson of Scout.com. "He'll play right away with whoever he blesses with his signature."

That could be Michigan, and the Wolverines will find out on Wednesday, when Gary announces his decision.

Gary (6-4, 286) is the No. 1 prospect in the nation, according to Scout.com. Michigan is considered the favorite to land Gary, with Auburn, Clemson and Mississippi also in consideration.

Runner-up to Gary in the "NFL-ready" category was Mique Juarez, a 6-2, 235-pound linebacker from Torrance, California. He is ranked the No. 8 prospect in the nation by Scout.com and is considering UCLA, Alabama and Mississippi.

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New Jersey five-star running back Kareem Walker is an early enrollee at Michigan, and he was listed first in Scout.com's "fiercest recruiting battle" category. He was once committed to Ohio State but flipped to the Wolverines in December.

Olson: "Rivalry team recruiting battles over big-name players is rarer than you'd think. Once a rival feels like they're not leading, they may back off to avoid the impression that they got beat. But both Ohio State and Michigan fought hard for Walker before the Wolverines won out."

The runner-up was five-star Georgia defensive tackle Derrick Brown, who is choosing between his home-state Bulldogs, Auburn and Tennessee. He is ranked the No. 9 player overall for 2016.