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Former Michigan football defensive end Rashan Gary has reportedly picked an agent.
And that agent will be working for Gary’s self-created agency.
Per sports attorney Darren Heitner, Gary — who has declared for the 2019 NFL draft and does not plan to play for Michigan in the upcoming Peach Bowl game — is forming his own agency. The firm will be called “Rashan Gary Sports.”
Gary later confirmed the news on Twitter.
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Gary, per the report, will be represented by Ian Clarke, and will train in Texas for the upcoming draft.
Heitner also reported Gary has received trademark registration for his name and is in the process of registering a trademark for a branded logo that can be used for apparel sales attached to his name.
The logo has been used by Gary on his social media accounts all year long.
The No. 1 recruit in the country in the 2016 class, Gary declared for the draft after three years at Michigan. He announced his decision on Nov. 26, two days after the Wolverines’ regular season ended with a 62-39 loss at Ohio State.
Gary missed parts of five games this season with a shoulder injury, but is still considered to be a first-round talent by most NFL draft experts.
“(Gary’s) exciting athletically and it sounds like from a character standpoint he’ll be great,” NFL draft analyst Matt Miller said last week. “For him, maybe it’s more ‘what could have been (at Michigan).’ I think he got played out of position some as an edge rusher instead of a three-technique. But he’s going to test so well. People are going to fall in love with his potential. He’ll end up as a top-10 pick as long as everything checks out medically, and it should.”
Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh and athletic director Warde Manuel shoot down NFL rumors on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at Crisler Center.
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