Gray Picks Carolina

The commitment well hasn't run dry for North Carolina as the Tar Heels land their sixth verbal commitment in five days. Chris Gray, who claimed UNC as his leader following this weekend's trip to Chapel Hill, gave his pledge to the staff Wednesday morning.

"I called Coach [Andre] Powell and told him I have so good news – I want to be a Tar Heel," said Gray. "He said that's great and that they were hoping I was going to."

Gray, a 6-foot-4 240-pound offensive lineman from Landrum (S.C.), received a scholarship offer from the Tar Heels after participating in UNC's rising junior camp held over the weekend. Gray has also attended camp at Maryland and N.C. State.

While in Chapel Hill, Gray, who also held an offer from Ball State, got a good feel for the program.

"I really like the campus, they got great academics, the people are great, and the coaches are great," said Gray.

Originally, Gray wanted his parents to visit North Carolina before committing, but the momentum of the weekend's camp gave him an extra push to pull the trigger.

"I know they had a lot of recruits already so I didn't want to lose my chance to go to a great school like that so I went ahead and committed," said Gray.

Gray will escort his parents to Chapel Hill this coming weekend for their first up-close look at North Carolina.

"We're planning to go up so my parents can just look around and get a feel for it," said Gray.

Although being looked at mostly for offensive tackle, Gray could play any position along the offensive line at the collegiate level.

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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