ANN ARBOR – Was a threatening phone call the factor that tipped the scales for a high school football recruit?

According to a story over the weekend from the website North Jersey, Michigan football recruit Rashan Gary got a racist voicemail message which referenced the Ku Klux Klan from someone calling himself a ‘Clemson’ fan, before Gary made a recruiting trip to the school.

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“If you’re coming down here, you gotta do just like the KKK and be serious about your football. Clemson and the KKK, the two things we love the most,” was in a message left at Paramus Catholic for Rashan Gary before the top H.S. football recruit committed to Michigan on ESPN.

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The message was left at Gary’s high school the day before he was visiting Clemson.

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In the story, Gary says that call wasn’t a factor in his decision to choose the Wolverines over Clemson.