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Matt Barkley

A look back at previous No. 1-ranked recruits

No matter which school Rashan Gary signs with, he'll have some big expectations to live up to.

Gary, a defensive tackle from Paramus Catholic High School, is the No. 1 recruit in the country according to ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports. That kind of unanimity atop the rankings is fairly unusual and suggests that Gary could indeed become a star at the college level.

There are no sure things in recruiting, but the players at the very top of the rankings often go on to distinguished college careers — with NFL success a distinct possibility as well. Here's a list of players who were No. 1 in recruiting rankings in each of the past 10 years — and what happened...