Hearing he is wanted from the UGA head coach was "big" for Gray. He recently found out he has a scholarship from Georgia and he flipped his plans this weekend to make it to Athens.
He is glad he did.
"The visit to Georgia was great for me. I have been there before, but this visit was different. The coaches acknowledged me as soon as I walked in, all the coaches talked with me, I liked the way everyone interacted with me, and talking with everyone made me feel comfortable.
"Georgia is a great place to be and I like it there a lot. Georgia is now at the top of my list with Tennessee."
The 6-foot-5, 265 pound offensive tackle out of Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnett is only a sophomore, but he is becoming one of the best at his position. He has added good weight and strength over the past year, he has good length, and he is athletic.
While in Athens Saturday, he had a chance to meet the coach he'd be playing for if he decides to be a Dawg.
Rob Sale impressed Gray.
"Coach Sale gave a great presentation of himself on Saturday," said Gray. "I really like him a lot. He showed me the offensive line drills they do before the scrimmage and he really seemed like a great coach."
Gray is close friends with a big 2016 target for UGA who also plays on the offensive line, E.J. Price, and the two are planning to visit Athens together now in June. They have already started talking about playing together again on the next level. They played together last year before Price moved to Archer High School early in 2015.