Camp Yields Offer for Gray

Chris Gray headed north on Interstate-85 early Saturday morning to attend North Carolina's individual rising senior camp. And it was well worth the trip - the 6-foot-4, 240-pound offensive tackle from Landrum (S.C.) left Chapel Hill with a scholarship offer from the Tar Heels.

"They offered me Saturday afternoon after the second session [of UNC's camp]," said Gray. "After all the practices were over, me and my recruiting coach [Andre Powell] went up in the head coach's office and he offered me a scholarship."

Gray, who also holds an offer from Ball State, came close to pulling the trigger.

"I really wanted to [commit], but I don't know much yet because my parents haven't been up there with me," said Gray. "I have to see what my parents think of it first.

"I would say that [they are my leader]. Right now, they've offered me, they are close, they're a good school, good people, and a good college.

"I just want to see what my parents think about [UNC] first and then I'll [make a decision] as soon as I can, probably."

No firm visit date has been set yet to get his parents on campus, but the Grays could head up to Chapel Hill as soon as this coming weekend.

"As soon as possible [I want to get up to UNC]," said Gray. "I'm going to have to talk to Coach Powell tonight and see what he wants me to do. It will probably be in the next week or two."

Gray drove up to Chapel Hill on his own and once on campus, he received a tour and was impressed. He then got to work with offensive line coach Mark Weber.

"I really liked the way he taught us," said Gray. "I've heard it all different ways, but I really liked his way the best. It was actually pretty cool, because he's coached a lot of good players, so you really take in what he's saying.

"He really liked the way I moved my feet," he added.

In addition to UNC's camp, Gray has attended camp at Maryland and N.C. State.

During his junior season at Landrum (S.C.) High School, Gray led his team in knock blocks and graded out higher than any of his teammates. Gray was named to the all-region team.

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