Rashan Gary and his own sports agency
Rashan Gary was the number one overall recruit in college football a few years ago, and he’s lived up to his potential likely being a first round pick in the NFL Draft this April.
After he is drafted, negotiations with his new NFL team will go through Gary’s own sports agency.
That’s right, Rashan Gary has started his own agency and is beginning to build his client list. He is the CEO, his mother is the president and Ian Clarke is the lead sports agent.
“I always had a dream of playing in the NFL and leaving a legacy,” Gary said, via the Associated Press. “The older I got, I understood that football is not forever. This is a step to take care of my family in the long run. Starting this agency is a way I can definitely do that in my years on the football field and the years when I’m not on the football field. … It’s going to change the game. Now, players know the power they have and taking this step is big for me, my family and my dream.”
The agency also represents former Bowling Green defensive back Montre Gregory and Clarke said they are selling a different agency model to athletes outside the NFL as well.
“Rashan Gary Sports is set up for players to take ownership of their intellectual property,” Clarke said. “Our model, which we’d rather keep quiet for now, helps players with their finances on the front end. We’re looking to be in all major league sports. There are agents we’re having conversations with and it’s just a matter of securing some of those deals.”
I haven’t put on Gary’s tape yet, but he is going to be a first round pick and his mental prowess is just as good as his physical strength.