When the Oklahoma State Cowboys held their Pro Timing Day on March 13, there wasn’t much news linking the San Francisco 49ers to the Big 12 school, just try “googling” it and you can be sure nothing will come up. Not anymore, as Southern Regional Scout Bob Morris was seen interacting with Cowboys SS Shamiel Gary. A player that was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine last month, Gary looks like to be a player of interest for the 49ers secondary.
Am I the only one that saw 49ers Regional Scout Bob Morris scout OSU SS Shamiel Gary at his Pro Day? via @NinerFans
— Ryan Sakamoto (@SakamotoRyan) March 24, 2014
Just two days before signing SS Antoine Bethea to a four-year deal, it looks like the 49ers are still in the market for a backup strong safety and Gary may be the answer. A player who transferred from Wyoming his freshman season, in order to care for his ill grandmother, you can see where Gary’s true character comes into play, as he said:
I just wanted to be closer so I could be able to help out my family.
Gary, a two-time starter at the strong safety position finished the 2013 season on a positive note as he ranked No. 7 on the team in tackles with 47 while leading the team in pass-break ups with nine. And if that’s not impressive than maybe this is, as Gary compiled those stellar stats despite playing two less games due to injury. At 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, it will be interesting to see if the 49ers take a chance on this young kid, as he would likely enter a camp battle with SS Craig Dahl.