Mississippi State University | Mansel Guerry
The Memphis area athlete signs with the Bulldogs.
Add super speedy Memphis area athlete Donald Gray to the list of Bulldogs, as the 5'9" Tennessee product has signed with Mississippi State, the school announced today through a statement on coach Niel Stopczynski's Twitter account.
ATH Donald Gray of White Station (TN) is officially a DAWG! #HailStateNSD— Niel Stopczynski (@NielStopczynski) February 6, 2013
White Station HS - Memphis, Tennessee
Height - 5'9"
Weight - 180 lbs
40 - 4.45
Recruiting Service Rankings
247Sports - 4-star (#7 TN, #15 ATH), 91 Grade
Scout - 3-star (#87 WR)
Rivals - 3-star (#15 TN, #54 ATH), 5.7 Grade
MSU, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Tennessee, USC
John Luke's thoughts
Gray was long considered to have academic troubles, but that was put to rest when MSU committed him in mid January. He had a host of impressive early offers. He could come to MSU and be a solid defensive back or wide receiver. I would expect he would start out at receiver. He could bring a little bit of what you have seen from Arceto Clark and Chad Bumphis in the slot in recent years.
Rated the No. 10 prospect in the state of Tennessee by ESPN ... A top-100 national wide receiver prospect by Scout.com, and a two-way standout for Coach Devin Rutherford at White Station ... The Tennessee Sports Writers Association named him first team all-state offense in Class 6A, one of two wide receivers on the first unit ... Paced the Memphis high school ranks as a senior in both receiving yardage and touchdown catches ... Was a finalist on offense for the Memphis Best of Preps by the Commercial Appeal ... As a senior, caught 48 passes for 1,023 yards, an average of 21 yards each time he touched the ball ... Finished the year with 15 touchdown receptions ... In his final prep game he scored seven touchdowns against Memphis Central; five on receptions, one rushing, and another on a 48-yard punt return ... Concluded his high school career playing in the Liberty Bowl All-Star Classic where he caught a 70-yard touchdown pass ... Was named first team all-state 6A as a defensive back prior to his senior season by Tennessee High School Football Magazine ... As a junior, helped WSHS go 8-5 and advance to the third round of the state playoffs ... Was named to the Commercial Appeal Best of Preps 5A-6A Team ... Also a track standout for White Station with a personal best clocking of 11.26 for 100 meters, a 22.13 time for 200 meters, and 48.96 in the 400 meters ... Chose Mississippi State over offers from Ole Miss, Arkansas, Nebraska, Tennessee, USC and others.
For more on Mississippi State's National Signing Day, make sure to check out our storystream and our running signees list.