JT Gray becomes the latest in the string of Bulldog signees this morning, as the Clarksdale product has submitted his National Letter of Intent to the MSU offices this morning. The signing was made public this morning by a statement from the MSU Football Twitter account.
Welcome 6-0, 196-pound safety J.T. Gray from Clarksdale, Miss. (Clarksdale HS)! #HailState— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) February 5, 2014
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Clarksdale HS - Clarksdale, Mississippi
Height - 6'0"
Weight - 190 lbs
58 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions, 3 passes broken up
Recruiting Service Ranking
247Sports - 3-star (#29 MS, #85 ATH), 85 Grade
Scout - 3-star (#60 RB)
Rivals - 3-star (#11 MS, #29 ATH), 5.7 Grade
Mississippi State, Iowa State, Arizona, Arizona State, California, others
HIGH SCHOOL: Played junior season at Coolidge High School in Ariz., before transferring to Clarksdale for senior campaign ... Grew up in the Magnolia State and came home for final season ... A three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports ... The 20th-best prospect in the state according to ESPN.com ... Played at Clarksdale for head coach Henry Johnson ... Team advanced to the second round of the Mississippi High School Athletic Association 5A state playoffs after a 38-21 victory against Ridgeland in the postseason opener ... Team fell to Callaway in the second round of the playoffs ... Named to the 2013 247Sports All-State All-Prospect First-Team Defense ... A member of The Clarion-Ledger's Targeted 22 ... Selected to take part in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic ... Earned Arizona Division IV Section II First-Team honors as a defensive back after junior season and second-team accolades as a running back in 2012 ... Played on both sides of the ball as a senior and recorded 58 tackles ... Offensively, rushed for 939 yards and 16 scores ... As a junior at Coolidge, tallied 60 carries for 914 yards and 15 scores while catching 10 passes for 117 yards and a TD ... Defensively, booked a team-leading 112 tackles (75 solo) and two interceptions ... On special teams, added a combined 271 yards on kickoff and punt returns ... As a freshman for Clarksdale, rushed 11 times for 42 yards ... On defense, intercepted one pass and returned it 15 yards ... Named the MVP of the Rivals Camp Series at Hamilton High School in March, 2013 ... Ran track for Coolidge and qualified for the state meet in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter run, high jump and long jump.