Gray, a 6-foot-4 240-pound offensive lineman from Landrum (S.C.), has no other choice but to explore other options.
"Right now, I'm just going to kind of keep myself open in case something goes wrong just so I can have another option," said Gray. "He said [my offer] was still was on the table, but it was depending on the new staff if they want to keep my offer."
Marshall and a handful of Division I-AA schools make up most of Gray's backup options.
Gray has scheduled an official visit with Georgia Southern for January 12th. He's also in the process of working out a date with Marshall. Shortly following his performance at the Tar Heels' July individual camp, Gray was extended a UNC scholarship offer. Days later, he verbally committed.