NCAA rules allow a student-athlete to transfer for their final year of eligibility if they have already graduated and the school they select offers a post-graduate degree not available at their current school. CU fits the bill for Logan Gray who will earn his degree in speech communication from Georgia in May.
Gray said he has not decided what sort of graduate degree he wants to pursue but Colorado offers approximately 20 options that are not available at Georgia.
Gray said Colorado was right at the top of his list of schools when he decided to transfer because his younger brother is a freshman in Boulder. The younger Gray is not a student-athlete.
"That was a place that intrigued me," Gray said. "Then I ended up getting in contact with some of their coaches and stuff and they said they want to bring me out there on a visit and go from there."
Gray said he will be in Boulder for the April 9 spring game.
Gray said Colorado coaches want him to play receiver, which is the position he has played most in college after being a highly recruited quarterback from Columbia, Mo. in 2006.
Gray played against the Buffs last season in Boulder in a game CU won late with a forced fumble and recovery. Gray said he played 10 to 15 snaps in the game at receiver. he didn't catch a pass, but he did return one punt for one yard.
Gray played on all 13 games for the Bulldogs last season, catching nine passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. He also ran once for five yards and returned six punts for 39 yards.
He was the team's backup quarterback in 2009 but didn't get to play often that season. Gray explained his decision to leave Georgia this way.
"It was just a number of different reasons," he said. "I kind of was just ready for a change and just a lot of things going on. The most important thing for me was getting a degree from the University of Georgia and I'm still doing that. I'm just ready to go somewhere else and kind of have a fresh start and try to have an impact at another school."
Gray says he is considering multiple schools and will probably visit several this spring before he makes a decision. He says some schools, like CU, want him to play wide receiver and some want him to play quarterback. He said several Football Championship Subdivision schools are interested in him, including Southern Illinois, which is about four hours from his hometown.
"I'd say Colorado is probably the biggest Division I school that has shown a lot of interest to far," he said.
"I honestly just want to get on the field and try to make an impact for whatever team I go to and really just try to help them win games," Gray said. "I obviously have one year left, so I'm trying to have as big an impact at a school as I possibly can."
Gray said it has been a little odd being back in a recruiting situations four years after he originally signed with the Bulldogs. He said he has been trying to keep it low key this time around.
"I really wanted to stay under the radar with the whole thing until I found a destination," he said. "It is different to go through the process once again. You feel like you know a lot more four years down the road than you did whenever you were a junior or senior in high school coming out."