Gray Feels Excited and Blessed

Washington County High School (GA) athlete AJ Gray and his teammates will try to finish off an undefeated season this Friday when they play in the finals of the state championships. Gray is also experiencing success with his recruitment.

Profile - A.J. Gray

"We are all excited about playing for the title and we are ready to get on the field and battle it out. We are all confident in our play and are ready for the challenge." Washington County will be playing defending state champion Buford.

When it comes to recruiting, Gray is hearing from just about every ACC and SEC school. "I am blessed to have this opportunity in front of me."

There is one school that is getting A.J.'s attention. "Georgia Tech is the team that is recruiting me very hard right now." Gray has been to two of their games and plans on making a return visit to Tech as soon as he can. Gray was invited also to a Thursday night game at Clemson but was unable to attend because of a playoff game the next day.

Junior days are right around the corner and A.J.has already received two invitations. "Georgia Tech has asked me to come up for their Junior Day and Georgia wants me to come up for a Dawg Night."

Gray plays both quarterback and safety and is being recruited to play quarterback at Tech. The fact that Tech is a run first offense doesn't bother Gray. "I like to run the ball. I want to be a quarterback with over 1,000 yards rushing and well over 1,000 yards passing every year."

Thus far this season A.J. has rushed for 1,252 yards with 9.8 yards per carry. He has also scored 18 touchdowns. Gray has amassed 1,586 yards passing and has thrown for 13 touchdowns. Defensively, he has 3 interceptions and has caused 3 fumbles.

Gray has won the CRSA award for his play at quarterback and his play on defense. Gray likes playing both positions but the schools recruiting him are looking at him as a quarterback. "I'm 6'2"-196 pounds, have good speed, and an accurate arm, so that's is where I feel I will end up."


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