Comments from Rashan Gary’s mother

I’ve not visited ChatSports.com before. I’m familiar with the name from having seen in forwarded through social media.

ChatSports is headquartered in San Francisco according to its Twitter feed. Much of its site includes content posted from other media/internet sources. A mostly aggregate site so to speak.

It’s important for this discussion, because earlier this evening it posted what appears to be original content. The piece has a lot of Ole Miss background then an interview with Jennifer Coney, the mother of Paramus, New Jersey defensive lineman Rashan Gary. Gary was the No. 1 recruit in the 2016 class. He signed with Michigan but was recruited heavily by Ole Miss and many others.

The story describes Coney as having been “very involved in Gary’s recruitment.”

That’s not hard to believe. A quick internet search with the key words “Rashan Gary’s mother” shows Coney in roughly 10 different recruiting stories.

With draft night being what it was, Coney was asked specifically about Ole Miss’ recruitment of Gary.

Her son signed with Michigan. His recruiting is over. There was no real reason for her to protect Ole Miss to try and maintain a relationship. She goes on to defend Ole Miss quite passionately.

Recruiting can often be a mass of rumor and unverifiable information. If these questions were asked to the parent of a different recruit, the answers could be different.

But here is what Rashan Gary’s mother had to say.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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    Will Ole Miss be able to fill all the vacancies that this group of player has left?

    After three days, 253 total selections and one too many gas mask bong videos, the 2016 NFL Draft
    is in the books. As expected, it was a historic weekend for Ole Miss,
    which had five players selected… the most since six Rebs were drafted
    in 1971.

    Hampered by the malicious efforts of a yet-to-be-identified hacker (though it looks like we have a primary suspect), Laremy Tunsil saw his slide ended by the Dolphins with the 13th overall pick. Laquon Treadwell (23rd overall to the Vikings) and Robert Nkemdiche
    (29th overall to the Cardinals) followed him off the board in the first
    round. After a quiet Day 2, two more Rebs were picked up on Saturday: Fahn Cooper to the 49ers in the fifth round and Cody Core to the Bengals in the sixth.

    But there are still Rebels
    looking for a home in the NFL. The most notable snub was Trae Elston, a
    four-year starter at safety who was named to the AP All-American second
    team last season. Elston, who visited Pittsburgh, Minnesota and San
    Diego in the weeks before the draft, was thought by some to be a
    potential mid-rounder after an impressive pro day in Oxford.

    “I’m just ready to make a statement. I really don’t know what to expect,” Elston told the Cup a couple weeks before the Draft.
    “If I don’t get drafted, I’ll go through free agency. I’ll find a way
    in. A lot of people don’t get this chance, so I’m trying to take
    advantage of it.”

    Mike Hilton, C.J. Johnson, Jaylen Walton, Aaron Morris, Justin Bell
    and others are also still looking for their shot to crack an NFL
    roster. With the draft over, we’ll see several of these guys sign on as
    rookie free agents. We’ll be tracking those signings here as they become
    official.

    Trae Elston is joining the Saints.


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