With his commitment to Michigan “hanging in the balance,” Lausanne (Memphis, Tenn.) running back Eric Gray says he will visit two more SEC schools before signing day.
“More than likely it will be Ole Miss and Alabama, and if not Alabama it will be Ole Miss and Texas A&M,” said Gray.
The 5-10, 195 pound senior is the No. 3 all-purpose back in the country and the No. 8 overall prospect in Tennessee according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
So far, Gray has officially visited Michigan, Tennessee and Penn State. He was scheduled to visit Texas A&M on Saturday but had a schedule conflict with the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football award ceremony on Sunday where he became the first player in TSSAA history to win the award three years in a row.
Gray canceled plans to visit Michigan on Nov. 17 and visited Tennessee instead. His biggest concern about Michigan is the distance from home. Gray says that he hasn’t been back to Ann Arbor in months.
“Its so far away, and it was hard for me to get to a game and I was thinking, ‘If it’s hard for me to get to a game, how are my parents going to get to a game?'” said Gray. “How are they going to get to the game when we go play Wisconsin or something like that? How are they going to get to those games? And for me thinking about the SEC and how much closer it is for my family and me to travel, that was really the ultimate decision.”
Gray said in September that there is only one way another school could flip him from Michigan.
“Because it’s South and it’s closer,” said Gray. “That would be the only way. If you can give me the same thing as Michigan, but closer.”