Gray Set to Announce

Carlos Gray will make a Signing Day announcement at Pinson (Ala.) Valley High School.

He'll choose from among Mississippi State, North Carolina, and Tennessee on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

"Those are three good schools that have shown me a lot of interest," Gray said.

Of his finalists, Gray has only officially visited UNC. The 6-foot-3, 295-pound defensive tackle has, though, made unofficial visits to Mississippi State and Tennessee.

Gray took his UNC official this past weekend. Accompanied by his mother, he arrived in Chapel Hill on Friday afternoon and the exited early Sunday morning.

"It went pretty good," Gray said.

Marvin Austin served as Gray's player host for the weekend.

One of the main objectives of the visit was to discover whether UNC would offer Gray a scholarship or not.

"They offered me as soon as I got down there," Gray said. "They said I have a lot of talent."

With the offer now in hand, Gray hinted that he's leaning in UNC's direction.

"It's a possibility that UNC is my favorite," Gray said with a laugh. "[At UNC] I like the coaches and it's a nice atmosphere."

Additionally, Gray has developed a strong relationship in a short period of time with John Blake, UNC's defensive line coach.

"He's a great coach," Gray said. "He's one of the best defensive coaches – I put him in the category with [Nick] Saban."

During the visit, Gray sat down with Blake.

"He talked to me about the school," Gray said. "He thinks I'll see some [early] playing time. I just need to get my technique down."

Gray also received an opportunity to speak one-on-one with Butch Davis.

"He talked about academics because he's strong on academics," Gray said.

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