Recruiters have known his name, and now everyone will know Gray’s decision. He committed Tuesday to play football at Georgia Tech.
“They felt really strong about it and A.J.’s liked them for a while,” Washington County coach Joel Ingram said.
As a junior on the Golden Hawks football team, Gray starred at quarterback and defensive back on the Class AAA runner-up. He was even named the classification’s offensive player of the year by the Georgia Sports Writers Association. In basketball, he helped Washington County reach the state quarterfinals.
Gray was visiting Georgia Tech on Tuesday when he made his commitment. Other schools that offered included North Carolina, where his sister, Allisha, is a freshman on the women’s basketball team.
Gray, who has been All-State in both football and basketball, is expected to play safety at Georgia Tech. Ingram said Gray was the Yellow Jackets’ No. 1 player on the recruiting board. Teammate Logan Hunt, a defensive lineman, also has an offer from Georgia Tech.
During his 13-1 junior year, Gray picked off five passes but also had more then 3,000 yards on offense. The Golden Hawks averaged 47.7 points per game, winning 12 games by at least 29 points.
“There’s not much he can’t do,” Ingram said.