MSU Commit Gray Excited About Bulldog Future

Donald Gray was making waves on the Co-Lin practice field this past fall. Shortly before the Wolfpack took to the field for the season opener, Gray was lost for the season to an ankle injury. A redshirt year followed. Gray was disappointed about missing the season, but now that the dust has settled, the talented wideout believes things are working out according to plan.

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"I prayed about everything a lot," said Gray. "When I first found out that I was going to JuCo, I just didn't know how things we're going to work.

"Now I have three years to play at Mississippi State when I got done here.

"When I get up there, it will be time for Jameon (Lewis) to move on.

"I had been praying for a sign and all of that just seems like an answer to my prayers now."

Co-Lin will take to the spring practice field in the coming weeks and Gray will be back in action.

The versatile speedster reports that he is not completely whole just yet, but he is working towards that end.

"I am pretty healthy," said the White Station High product. "I am about 90% right now.

"I have been doing a lot of ankle work and rehab here and when I went home, I did a lot of speed work.

"I am just taking it all one day at time."

The last time Gray was home in his native Memphis, Tennessee, his future team paid him a visit of sorts as they won the Liberty Bowl 44-7 over Conference-USA champion, Rice.

"It was amazing," said Gray with a smile. "It's not like another school to come to my hometown and paint the town Maroon.

"It was my future school and I shed a couple of tears seeing all of those fans up there.

"It was beautiful and it just reminded me again about why I wanted to go to Mississippi State.

"Mississippi State fans wear Maroon and support the team no matter where they go."

While Gray was unable to attend the game in person, he has seen the resounding victory several times.

"I recorded the game and I watch it every time I get the chance," laughed Gray. "Jameon had a big game and he is an explosive player.

"I am going to have some big shoes to fill.

"I am just going in there looking to do my part and not really trying to be better than Jameon.

"It was great seeing Dak (Prescott) too. He's a miracle worker."

Before Gray can join the Maroon and White next January, he has some work to do in Wesson.

Despite having to sit out the season with injury, Gray appears to have acclimated to life at Co-Lin rather well.

"It's been good for me, so far," said Gray. "It's not really that hard to make the adjustment.

"When you get down here, it's just about books and ball.

"There are no parties to go to and there are no major distractions.

"It's been good for me, because you can just get your work in and do what you need to do."

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