Memphis (Tenn.) White Station athlete Donald Gray Jr. committed to Mississippi State earlier today. Gray, Jr. gives the Bulldogs their 22nd pledge of the 2013 class and first from the Volunteer State.
When asked why the Bulldogs?
He replied, "I chose Mississippi State because I felt like it was the best move for me. They were my first scholarship and they stuck with me through thick and thin. It would have been easy for them to give my offer to someone else, but they didn't and that stood out to me."
During his senior year he battled through some injuries, but still managed to score 20 touchdowns.
The Tennessee native felt "at home" when he was on-campus and the school offered a chance to play slot receiver.
Gray, Jr. is looking forward to pairing up with Rivals 250 dual-threat quarterback, Cord Sandberg.
"I've watched a few of his videos on-line and I saw that he was a lefty, so I'm excited about catching passes for him. I'm so happy with my commitment. Every time I think about it I get butterflies," stated Gray, Jr.
The two-way star said his dad helped him with his choice.
"My dad told me to see who is real and who is all talk. The coaches at Mississippi State showed me actions speak louder than words," remarked Gray, Jr.
His favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys, but his favorite receiver is Victor Cruz because of his speed and route running.
He is planning to take his official visit on Friday, February 1. It will be his first and only official visit.