A three-star wide receiver/safety, Gray has had little movement in his recruitment. Of the schools who have shown interest, most notably Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Southern Miss, only one still keeps in constant contact.
"It's pretty good with (Ole Miss)," he said. "Southern Miss hasn't been contacting me at all. Mississippi State has a little. Same with Memphis, but I'm not really interested in Memphis."
So, basically, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Gray is wide open. Gray, named first team All-State by the (Jackson) Clarion-Ledger, hopes to hear from more schools as National Signing Day, set for February 2, inches closer with each passing day.
"I'm pretty much open right now," Gray said. "I'm not leaning towards nothing right now."
Gray played both ways for Hazlehurst High School in Hazlehurst, Miss. He rushed for 1,271 yards and 20 touchdowns over his senior season. He also caught six touchdown passes. He had 51 tackles and five interceptions defensively.
He was selected to play in Mississippi's North/South game, played in December, where he earned MVP honors.
"It was pretty fun, competing with all those guys. It was pretty fun," he said.
A three-sport athlete, Gray will soon shift focus to baseball. If his recruitment fails to pick up in football, he could turn to the Major League Baseball draft. However, for now, he's taking aim at official visits.
Gray said he has scheduled a visit to Ole Miss for January 28.
"They were saying last year, they weren't throwing the ball as much," Gray said. "(Quarterback Jeremiah) Masoli could run and their offensive line was still learning. They're going to open their offense up a little more, spread the ball around."
The possibility of playing in a spread offense at the next level is intriguing to Gray. He views himself as a play-maker who, when given the ball, "can make something happen at any point in the game."
"Not that much," Gray said when asked of what he knows about Ole Miss. "But I did go up there my 8th grade year for a camp. I loved the campus. It'll be my first time back there.
"Ole Miss is the leader right now, but I'm open to any college."
Gray has received varying levels of interest from Mississippi State, Memphis, Southeastern Louisiana, Southern Miss and Alabama. He's rated the No. 138 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com.