Manchester lineman Anthony Gary (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit804)
Recruit804 Fab 30: Anthony Gary – Manchester High School #22
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
At this given moment in time, all is right about Manchester’s defense heading into the regular season especially the situation they have with their defensive line. Hakeem Beamon switched his L.C. Bird helmet for that of a Manchester helmet and will hold down the line opposite of Andre Crawley this season. However, Anthony Gary is a name that we truly expect to hear a lot as the regular season inches closer and closer into existence. It would appear that Lancers head football coach Tom Hall has aspirations for Gary to spend more time on the offensive line this season. Be that as it may, Gary has been recruited this off-season for the talent he’s been displaying across the defensive line over the last few seasons. For this he’s been given a spot on our recruit804 Fab 30.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in and around the city of Richmond. Continuing our countdown as the 22nd best senior prospect region-wide is Manchester defensive end Anthony Gary.
#22 Anthony Gary (2019 DT 6-2 265) – Manchester High School
It’s understandable why Anthony Gary can’t wait for the illumination of Friday night lights in a little more than a month. The Manchester product has a quick first step off the line of scrimmage and the type of strength that can knock most offensive tackles off their mark. Not only is Gary a savage on the field, he’s also shown that he has what it takes to succeed in the classroom. Gary notched a 1060 his first time taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test which was recorded just one week ago.
Gary’s brand of “bully ball” is one that compliments everyone else on both the offensive and defensive line. It’s also one that’s caught the attention of Buffalo, UVA-Wise, Towson and Delaware State in terms of collegiate offers. On June 11, Gary took a trip up to James Madison University getting the chance to spend extensive time with defensive line coach Jeff Hanson. With that being said, a hometown offer could be in the works for the Manchester product depending on the direction of his cards. Gary still has a long way to go in terms of polishing his skill set, however; he’s definitely a prospect that needs to be game planned for.
– Brandon Mitchell
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