Georgia quarterback Gray denies transfer rumors

ATHENS, Ga. - Quarterback Logan Gray, who fell to No. 2 on the depth chart after spring practice, met with Georgia coach Mark Richt Monday, but hasn't made a decision yet to transfer, his high school coach said.


Georgia associate athletic director Claude Felton later confirmed that Gray met with Richt "to discuss his current situation with the team," and said that Gray is "weighing options for the remainder of his playing career."

A.J. Ofodile, who coached Gray at Rock Bridge High in Columbia, Mo., talked to Gray after Georgia coaches named redshirt freshman Aaron Murray the No. 1 quarterback. He got a text message from Gray on Monday after his meeting with Richt.

"If you were to ask me if I was a betting guy what I would bet on, I would bet probably not," Ofodile said of the chances Gray will transfer. "Three or four days from now, he could, but I would be surprised."

Ofodile said he sent a text message to Gray Monday afternoon after seeing speculation on the Internet that already had Gray transferring.

"He wrote back, ‘LOL, yeah. Where did you see that?' " Ofodile said.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Gray, a redshirt junior, is facing the possibility of being Georgia's No. 2 quarterback for the second straight season after backing up Joe Cox last season.

"Based on our conversation, I think it would be a very hard decision for him to (transfer) based on the situation," Ofodile said. "He's at the school that he wants to be at. Even in this situation, which is probably a worst-case scenario, he's probably an ankle injury away from being the starting quarterback at the school he wants to be at. It's not like he could transfer to another comparable school without losing a year and most people don't want a one-year quarterback."

Gray played sparingly last season, completing 5 of 12 passes for 31 yards and two interceptions. He completed 23 of 42 passes for 280 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in three spring scrimmages.

Gray had talked prior to spring practice about possibly moving to receiver, but Georgia is already thin at quarterback after redshirt freshman Zach Mettenberger was dismissed from the team April 18 after an alcohol-related arrest six weeks earlier.

"I guess it's in the realm of possibility (transferring) when you're disappointed and when you feel like things haven't gone necessarily the way you envisioned them going," Ofodile said. "He's not the kind of guy to be a career backup guy, but he's got a lot he's got to weigh out."

Incoming freshman Huston Mason from Lassiter High is the only other scholarship quarterback slated to be on the team in the fall.



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