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July 18, 2006

Gary Gray Update

By Kevin McCrarey

Richland Northeast defensive back Gary Gray and his mother met with USC football coach Steve Spurrier and his staff for about 45 minutes today. During the meeting Gray did not re-commit to Carolina and told Spurrier that Notre Dame remains in the picture. Gray's mother apparently was very impressed with Notre Dame. As things stand Gray still plans to visit USC on September 9th for the Georgia game and then head to South Bend the following week to watch Notre Dame and Michigan. He hopes to have a decision shortly after that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you believe that Spurrier only spent 45 minutes with him. It's always nice when mom is impressed by ND.

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45 minutes...doesn't sound like too long to spend with your top commit who is considering leaving you and going to a high profile school who's coach called you. There musn't have been much to talk about, Gray's mind is made up...he will be Irish.

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45 minutes...doesn't sound like too long to spend with your top commit who is considering leaving you and going to a high profile school who's coach called you. There musn't have been much to talk about, Gray's mind is made up...he will be Irish.

 

Let's see. How do I say this. I AGREE.

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I think we all can relate to this. Why is anyone surprised? Spurrier obviously had a tee time to catch and was running late! We feel ya, Gamecock fans! We once had a coach with a similar work ethic

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Gary Gray speaking on his relationship with Quentin Richardson,another big recruit for South Carolina,after decommiting from the Gamecocks:

 

" We are still going to be friends after this,wherever I go! It really doesnt change me! You've just got to keep a clear head and make the best decision! "

 

Still friends after what Gary? hhhhmmmmmmmm

 

Notre Dame needs you kid! Come to Notre Dame and win some National Titles! Put your time and skill to use where it is going to make the biggest impact! Like on Saturdays in that blue and gold uniform when we are playing for all the marbles. You could be good at South Carolina and not win anything and play for a coach that could give a crap less if your there or not. Come to Notre Dame get a great education,make your mother proud,play on national television every week,get massive exposure and be GREAT and each week playing to win it all!!!! Youll compete most every week against the best in the business. If you are the competitor and player Charlie thinks you are you should salivate at the chance to go up against the Calvin Johnson's and the Dwayne Jarretts and better yet to get all the practice you can handle going up against Arrelious Benn and Duval Kamara and probably Greg Little for added flavor in practice every day! Come and play with and against the best! Come to Notre Dame man its about as easy a choice as you can make!!! This trains headed in one direction with or without you! Hopefully with you!

 

For Gary Gray if he checks out our site here! HAHAHAHAHAHA

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July 18, 2006

Attention From ND Turned Gary Gray

By Phil Kornblut

 

Regular contact from Notre Dame coaches, and a lack of the same, perceived or otherwise, from USC led Richland Northeast DB Gary Gray to reopen his recruiting between the Fighting Irish and the Gamecocks. Gray had been a Gamecock commitment since March but de-committed after making an unofficial visit to South Bend last weekend with his mother. Gray's godfather, Duane Wages, an assistant coach at RNE, also made the trip. Gray declined an interview request Tuesday night after meeting earlier in the day with USC head coach Steve Spurrier. But according to informed sources, Gray has been upset over a lack of contact from USC, particulary his position coach Ron Cooper with whom he wanted to build a relationship. Gray has had regular contact from his Gamecock recruiter David Reaves, but according to a source, he had heard nothing from Cooper for weeks until earlier this week. This may have just been a simple oversight by Cooper, according to a source, because he has taken on additional duties as assistant head coach and may not have been able to spend as much time on recruiting as in the past, especially when it comes to a committed player who was thought to be lock solid. In the meantime, according to the source, Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis sent regular text messages to Gray. And defensive backs coach Bill Lewis sent a text message shortly after Gray had surgery in the spring for a broken finger. According to the source, all of this led Gray to feel Notre Dame was concerned about him beyond his football skills. Now feeling shaky about the USC commitment, Gray and Wages arrainged what they thought would be a secret unofficial visit to Notre Dame. According to the source, Gray went so far as to give associates misleading information about his weekend plans. But Gray was spotted on the Notre Dame campus and the visit was exposed on the internet. Tuesday Gray, his mother and Wages met with Spurrier for about 45 minutes. Gray informed Spurrier he no longer was committed and would make a final decision in September after official visits to the two schools. He will visit USC September 9th for the Georgia game and Notre Dame September 16th for the Michigan game.

 

http://www.goupstate.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060718/PSPORTS02/60719001/-1/PSPORTS

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this is just another example of CW and his staff working longer and harder then anyone else. its a fulltime job keeping up with the irish and spurrier may have found this out the hard way.

 

i agree i would be a little surprised to see him not go NDs way.

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Let's see .......

 

On the one hand we have a position coach that is evidently to busy to communicate to their highest rated recruit because of taking on new duties as an Assistant Coach.

 

On the other hand we have Charlie Weis who, despite being the Head Coach and is traveling the nation recruiting, still makes time to regularly communicate with a recruit who has verbally committed to another school.

 

If I were that recruit ..... I think I would be rethinking my decision as well.

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"shocked if he's not Irish"

 

Judging from everything I read, I'm not nearly as confident as you guys, but I think we're 50-50 at least. He's still got a long ways to go before decision time, and he'll have people in his ear every day about not leaving the state school. That said, I think in his heart and his mother's, they are both wanting to pick ND. Hopefully Mark Barnes is in his ear as well and they both will come!

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If you don’t care for him as a recruit, how much more are they going to care for him as a player? If you look at Weis and Lewis, they care about the players they recruit even if they commit somewhere else. Gray knows if he comes to ND, he will not be an oversight and the staff cares about him. ND fans know who he is even after committing to USoC.

 

45 minute meeting? That is one short meeting for someone you want to keep! Spur must be pissed that his vacation was cut short and fans are finding out that he does not work hard recruiting. I bet it was hard to for him to relax playing golf after that meeting.

 

Gray will be Irish and Spur will be golfing while Weis and Company are working.

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