Now, this is how you negatively recruit.

Either Rashan Gary’s mom’s football knowledge is penetrating enough that she could have a job as a football analyst, or somebody on the recruiting trail has done an excellent job prepping her:

“I know they run a 3-4 defense, and I don’t know how good that would be for my son,” Jennifer Coney told the AJC.

“In that three-person line, their job is to hold the offensive line so the linebackers can come in to make the tackle. Well, how is Rashan supposed to shine in a 3-4? A 4-3 defense is what I prefer. It’s OK for him to play in a 3-4, only if they rotate in a 4-3. I just don’t see how playing in a 3-4 defense would benefit him.”

Here’s the list of schools hot on Gary’s trail.  I’ll leave it to you to decide who’s been schooling whom.


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12 responses to “Now, this is how you negatively recruit.

  1. JasonC

    I’ll take Auburn for $800, Alex.


  2. Someone needs to tell Ms. Coney that teams in the NFL want their defensive linemen to be able to engage offensive linemen so linebackers can fill the gaps. The NFL also likes defensive linemen that are well coached, so clearly, the Barn isn’t the place for your son.

    If I were Tracy Rocker, I would run tape of Greg Pyke just bulldozing Montravius Adams for 60 minutes last November and then ask which of those two was the 5-star recruit.


  3. Macallanlover

    Not that much different than a QB knowing whether you run a pro-style offense, or a triple option, any adviser of Gary should know how he fits into the scheme. That statement about teams rotating into the 4-3 makes it look like the “attackees” responded.


  4. @gatriguy

    Urban and Ohio State.


  5. If you are really good, you will shine in a 3-4, 4-3 or anything else. Rise Up!


  6. Bulldog Joe

    We rotate. It’s all good.


  7. FarmerDawg

    I appears to me that most of the teams we would be fighting for this kid run a 3-4. I can’t tell off the top of my head who still runs a pure 4-3 usc e.


  8. J.G.

    Rashan Gary’s mom also pointed out that most 4-3 teams don’t major in under fronts because it leaves them vulnerable to strong side runs. “After all,” she said, “most 4-3 defensive ends — Jared Allen, for instance — couldn’t play a five-technique to the tight end side all game. They’d face double teams all day long, which would sap their pass rush.”

    Just kidding.