Eric Gray is headed back to Knoxville.
And that could spell disaster for Michigan as it tries to keep the Lausanne standout running back for its 2019 class.
Gray, a four-star prospect, will take an unofficial visit to Tennessee on Saturday to attend the Volunteers’ game with Missouri. It will be his third trip to see the Vols this season, according to 247Sports. Gray took an official trip on Sept. 22 when the Vols played Florida and an unofficial on Oct. 20 when the Vols hosted Alabama.
Gray had originally planned on visiting Michigan on Saturday. However, Gray told the USA Today Network – Tennessee that his commitment to Michigan is wavering.
“It’s kind of hanging in the balance right now,” said Gray of his commitment to Michigan. “I just want to keep my options open. Michigan is kind of far away.
“I’m trying to keep my options open, and seeing where things go.”
Gray is a prolific running back and has been named a Tenneessee Titans Mr. Football the past two seasons, winning it in DII-A in 2016 and DII-AA in 2017. He’s a finalist again this year.
Gray said he has kept track of Tennessee and what coach Jeremy Pruitt has done in his first season.
“Everyone said when they couldn’t move the ball on Charlotte, why would I think about going there,” Gray said. “Then they went and beat Kentucky, the No. 12 team in the country.
“I think he’s doing well. He’s got the right coaches. He just has to get his players in there.”
Gray said travel is the biggest drawback to Michigan.
“It’s the travel and my mom getting there,” Gray said. “It’s not the only school I can do what I need to do.”