Gray in Lincoln this week

The summer of big unofficial visitors will continue this week for Nebraska. One of their top running back prospects will be in to see Lincoln for a couple of days early in the coming week. Nebraska has a lot to gain by having a good visit with Jonas Gray. Right now, Nebraska and everyone else is still chasing one team.

The summer, so far for Nebraska, has been a bit of a whose, who list of visitors. That list gets a bit bigger this week when Jonas Gray, a 5-foot-11 and 214-pound running back from Beverly Hills (Mich.) Detroit Country Day comes to town.

"Yes I am," Gray said. "I am leaving Tuesday for Nebraska. I will probably be there for two days, at the most. I don't really know when I am leaving for sure."

The trip to Lincoln is the latest in a long list for Gray. With Gray's many visits under his belt, he knows what he is looking for when it comes to making a trip and the type of feeling that he is looking for.

"I am actually looking to compare the visit to some other schools that I have visited. I also want to get a feel for the whole coaching staff, the community and the school as well."

"I have visited Louisville, Michigan State, Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State. I want to be able to compare it to those schools. That is a good list."

After Gray visits Nebraska, he will return home and will try and trim his list. There will be another visit for Gray after he trims that list in August.

"By the end of July I should have a list of seven or so. As far as visits go, I am going to take a trip to see Minnesota in August."

It seems that one could assume that three teams have made that short list already because they have set up official visit dates with Gray. It's too early to say who might get one of the last two official visit dates with Gray.

"I have set up three official visits. I am going to Nebraska for September 14 to see the USC game. I set up a visit with Louisville on September 22 for the Syracuse game. I have set a visit for Minnesota for September 28 against Ohio State."

Over an over on the Internet, it's been said that Gray favors Michigan State. Gray doesn't deny that he is favoring Michigan State. As a whole, Michigan State offers Gray what he is looking for a school overall.

"Yes, it's true. It's just a feel that I get when I am at the university. It's the way that I feel with the whole coaching staff. I know where the program is headed and I know what type of program it might with a player like me."

"I just have a good feel for exactly what they are trying to do, their offense, the coaches overall and I have been around their program for a while. I think that it's just everything that I am looking for in a school."

In seven games during his junior season, Gray rushed for 1,252 yards and 19 touchdowns. In nine games as a sophomore, he ran for 797 yards and 15 touchdowns. Gray is four-stars, by, and is the #10 running back in the nation.

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