Notre Dame back in with Gray

The past several days have been very busy for Gary Gray of Richland Northeast high school (Columbia, S.C.) Gray had been a South Carolina commitment since March, when he selected the Gamecocks over the Irish. Everything seemed to be over at that point until Gray appeared on the Notre Dame campus this past weekend.

Scout.com's No. 6-rated cornerback, Gary Gray (5-foot-10.5, 165 pounds, made an unofficial trip to Notre Dame this weekend. Following his visit to Notre Dame Gary made an announcement that he was going to open up his recruitment.

"We just had a media day at South Carolina's campus," Gray explained of how the recent events unfolded. "They just took pictures and stuff. Some people interviewed me and it was on the news that I de-committed [from South Carolina] and it's just down to Notre Dame and South Carolina now.

"I'll make a decision after I go to visits. I'm going to USC for the Georgia game (September 9), then Notre Dame for the Michigan game (September 16)."

Gray had visit Notre Dame in early March, and shortly after that visit was when he announced for South Carolina.

"My mom wanted to see the campus because she wasn't there the first time. It was just me and my friend Quintin Richardson," Gray explained. "The campus was real nice and my mom really enjoyed it. Obviously she liked the academics. She really liked how sincere the coaches were. She thinks Bill Lewis is one of the nicest guys ever. He came back from Montana early to visit with us.

"She liked coach Weis as well. He's a real people person. He gave them a tour of the campus in a golf cart. That was pretty exciting. Coach Minter, the defensive coordinator, was there and the wide receivers coach, coach Ianello was there as well."

"I went to the business school and spoke with the academic advisors and I spoke with the admissions guy as well," Gray said. "It went pretty well. Now I just want to come back and rethink some things."

As a junior quarterback, Gray totaled 1,600 yards and 11 touchdowns. As a cornerback he made 65 tackles and intercepted four passes.


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