Gray attended with his cousin, and teammate, four-star safety Montae Nicholson.
"It was a very good experience, the atmosphere, the Pitt game," Gray said. "It was just like a Friday night game. It was just a good experience to see a hometown experience and see my team win."
Within that story line, former Gateway teammate and freshman fullback Jaymar Parrish stepped up with a couple of big plays, one of them a first down conversation on a third-and-short situation. It didn't have to be a touchdown for Gray to see that a freshman, let alone a former teammate, could make a big play in a big game.
"Yards is yards, that one yard makes a difference," Gray pointed out. "I'm really close with Jaymar. To see them win on Saturday, after we went in the locker room, it was a big win for them. Everybody was doubting them, but they came out with a statement.
"I went in to the locker room after the game. Just seeing Tyler [Boyd], James [Conner], Jaymar, all these freshmen making such a big statement on this team. That's a big accomplishment, to beat such a high-ranked team. I was ready to celebrate with them."
Gray's season recently came to an end, a 27-21 loss to Central Catholic in the WPIAL Quad-A Quarterfinals. Gray said that Pitt coaches want to keep an eye on him. He also came in for last week's North Carolina game, and he will also be at next week's Miami game.
"Right now, they said they're just keeping an eye on me," Gray said. "Montae, he's giving me advice. He's been through this whole thing. He's telling me what to do, how to take it one step at a time. I'm just trying to follow in his footsteps."