Gray Ready to Enroll

The second round of recruiting for Co-Lin standout Donald Gray will likely end the same way the first one did, as a Mississippi State signee. While the final months of the 2014 school year for Gray's teammates will be filled with the anxiety of not knowing where they will be next semester, Gray has had the security of knowing his destination since before he stepped foot in Wesson, Mississippi.

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"Co-Lin has been a great experience for me," said Gray. "I am so glad Mississippi State sent me here.

"I have been able to get everything together academically and I haven't had to worry about going to visit all of these different schools and talk with all of these other coaches to figure out where I am going to school."

The drama has been out of the recruiting process for some time. Gray re-affirmed his pledge to Mississippi State as soon as he enrolled at Co-Lin and has remained "True Maroon" throughout his three semesters in Wesson.

"I talk to the Mississippi State coaches a good bit," said Gray. "They call me every other week and I call them sometimes too.

"I am ready to get up there. I'm blessed to be committed to the #1 team in the nation."

While all prospects dream big dreams, Gray reports that he saw the signs of a Mississippi State uprising before he signed with the Bulldogs out of White Station High in Memphis, Tennessee as a member of the 2013 class.

"I told my dad when I was getting ready to sign that in two or three years, Mississippi State was going to be a national program," explained Gray. "Now two years later, they are #1 in the nation and the only unbeaten team in the SEC.

"I can't wait to get up there and just keep it going."

Before Gray enrolls in Starkville, he has some work to do on the playing field for Co-Lin.

"We play Northwest (Community College) this weekend in the first round of the playoffs," said Gray. "If we win, then we play the winner of East Mississippi and Gulf Coast.

"We have had a pretty good year and I feel like I've done a pretty good job this year. It was good to be back after missing last year, but I feel like I could do some things better.

"I still have a lot of room for improvement."

Gray will get the chance to sit down with his future coaches at Mississippi State in a few weeks to discuss his future role in the Bulldog offense.

"I am supposed to take my visit to Mississippi State on December 6th, but it might get changed," said Gray. "If they are still playing, the will be in Atlanta playing in the SEC championship game that weekend.

"I would just go up there the next week and I wouldn't mind waiting on that.

"That would be a good reason for sure."

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