Three-Star Receiver Gray commits to Missouri

Jul 5, 2017

Missouri football landed its fifth commitment of the Class of 2018 on Tuesday when three-star wide receiver Danny Gray, from Dallas, announced his collegiate decision on Twitter. 

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"I want to thank God for giving me an opportunity to play football at the next level," Gray wrote. "I also want to thank my high school coaches that helped me get this far and gave me the opportunity to play football. With that being said, I will be committing to the University of Missouri to continue my football career." 

Missouri extended a scholarship offer to the 6-foot-1, 174-pound receiver from Dallas Madison High School this past Sunday. Gray also received offers from Kansas, Bowling Green, Florida Atlantic, Grambling State, Tulane, Stephen F. Austin, North Texas and Incarnate Wood. 

Gray ranks as the 92nd overall wide receiver in 247Sports.com's Class of 2018 rankings and the 74th overall prospect from Texas. 

During his junior season with Dallas Madison, Gray had 34 receptions for 699 yards and 13 touchdowns and 159 rushing yards on 12 carries for three touchdowns. He also won the 2017 University Interscholastic League (UIL) 3A state championship in the boys 100-meter dash (10.70 seconds) and was a member of Dallas Madison's boys 4x100 relay team that won the state title. 

Gray joins fellow three-star receiver Harry Ballard III, three-star skill player Jalen Knox, three-star cornerback Tyrone Collins and three-star quarterback James Foster as fellow commits in Missouri's 2018 class. Following Gray's announcement, teammate-to-be Foster offered his congratulations to his future target on the field via Twitter. 

"Welcome to the family bro," Foster wrote.