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.