Welp, the inevitable happened. 2019 Lausanne Collegiate School (TN) RB Eric Gray has officially decommitted from Michigan after weeks of speculation. The four-star becomes the 4th departure from the class, which now sits at 24 total commitments just three weeks before the Early Signing Period.
Please respect my decision. Thank you ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/0paTQfaY4k
— E.Juice (@1ericgray) December 1, 2018
Gray committed back in early July and was of the best gets in the class. He’s one of the most electrifying players in the country and one of the best players in Tennessee high school football history after being named Mr. Football three times. His loss is a big blow to Michigan, there’s no other way to put it. Future five-star RB Zach Charbonnet is a monster but ray brought a flash to Charbonnet’s smash that would’ve given the Wolverines the best running back haul in the country and a dynamic duo for years to come.
All signs point to Gray staying home and playing for Tennessee as proximity looked to be the #1 reason for his decommitment.
As for a replacement, Michigan already looks to have its sights set on another southern speedster in Appalachian State commit RB DJ Williams out of Sebring, Florida. There may be other offers that go out prior to National Signing Day in February but Williams is the name to watch for now.
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