Gray Prepares for the Home Stretch

White Station all-star Donald Gray wanted to go out on top, but a deep run into the Tennessee state playoffs was not to be. Gray believes he did all he could do to carry his team forward this past fall. The Memphis standout now prepares for life on the college level.

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"When I look back over everything, I feel great," said Gray. "I wanted to get into the playoffs, but that didn't work out for us.

"I know I gave my all and I left everything I had out there on the field.

"In our last game, we needed to win and hope Melrose beat Hamilton.

"I wanted to be sure I did all I could do to win that game, because I knew it might be my last one.

"I scored seven touchdowns that night and I know I did all I could to help my team."

Gray was selected to take part in an All-Star event that featured some of the best players in the state of Tennessee.

"That was a great experience," said Gray. "There was a lot of competition out there.

"Everybody was fast and everybody was talented. I enjoyed being able to go out there and compete against the best."

Several SEC programs have extended an offer including Arkansas, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee.

As Gray prepares for what should be a busy month, he reports that he is still making decisions about which schools he will visit.

"I have been talking a lot with Mississippi State and I know I am going to visit there," said Gray. "I have talked some with Alabama too.

"I am going to be setting up my visits soon and then I will make my decision."

Gray has had a lot of success on the high school level.

With his speed and versatility, college programs have talked about the possibilities on both sides of the football.

"When I first started with all of this, I was thinking I would play whatever as long as I was on a good team," explained Gray. "I really want to play offense now, so I am leaning more towards the schools that are talking about me playing in the slot."

In addition to his projected position, Gray is looking at the academic programs at each of his schools of interest.

"I really want to get my degree," said Gray. "I want to get my education and have a chance to play big time football.

"I want to go somewhere that I feel at home and I feel like I am part of a family."

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