Gray Up to Three, Contemplating Decision

Gabriel Gray is one of the most explosive playmakers in the state of Mississippi. Gray lines up under center so the football touches his hands on every snap. The Golden Eagles of Southern Miss were the first school to offer Gabe a scholarship, but two other programs have recently officially joined the race by extending their own scholarship offers.

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"Mississippi State just offered me and Southeastern Louisiana offered me about three weeks ago," said Gray. "My coach told me Mississippi State wanted to offer me and then they sent me the letter. I think Coach Knox sent me the letter."

The Bulldogs' offer certainly has Gabriel's attention.

"Mississippi State is pretty nice," said Gray of the SEC program. "I am thinking about going to school there. I can stay in my Maroon if I go up there. They are recruiting me as an Athlete, but I think I would play receiver and kick returner."

Later this week Gabriel will make the drive up to Starkville to learn more about the MSU program.

"I am going up there on the 27th for junior day," said Gabriel. "I haven't been up there since I was real young. My cousin went up there to help her friend move up there to go to school and I went with her. I got to see the campus then, but this will be my first time to really get to see everything."

The Bulldogs inked a Hazlehurst signal caller before when Coach Sylvester Croom signed Damein Anderson to play defensive back.

Gabriel looks up to Anderson and he recently talked with him about life as a Bulldog.

"Damien said it's a lot different from high school," said Gray. "He said it's a lot of fun, but it's a lot more work. He said you have to have a strong work ethic and you have to push it everyday."

Gabriel reports that he is going through the process with the guidance of his mother and his high school coach.

"I haven't talked to a lot of people," said Gray. "I have talked to the schools that have offered me, but not any other colleges.

"My coach and my mom both tell me to do what I think is best. My mom likes Mississippi State and she thinks that would be alright if I decided to go to school there."

While Gabe has not spent a lot of time on the phone talking about recruiting, he got a call last week inviting him to the New Orleans Saints' practice facility this weekend to talk with representatives of the U.S. Army All-American game.

"They called me last Thursday," said Gabriel. "They told me to come down for an interiew. There were like thirteen players down there and we had to bring our video. They said there were going to watch my video and then get back with me. There were some players there from New Orleans. I was the only one there from Mississippi."

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