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Eric Gray ‘looking forward’ to seeing Michigan’s campus on official visit
Following a June 8 trip to Happy Valley for an official visit to Penn State, 4-star all-purpose back Eric Gray has locked in his official visit to Michigan for June 22.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the entire campus as well as the town of Ann Arbor,” said Gray, a 2019 prospect from Memphis (Tenn.) Lausanne Collegiate School. “I can’t wait to hang out with the players.”
When Gray last visited Michigan about a year ago, he only managed to check out the football facilities. He said he is excited to see all the university has to offer this time.
As for on-field questions, Gray is pumped to figured out where Michigan could use him in the offense for the 2019 season.
“I’m curious about the plan for me in their offense and how they will use running backs,” Gray said. “I want to learn more about the culture around the campus too.”
During Gray’s visit to Michigan a year ago, he spent a lot of time talking to running backs coach Jay Harbaugh.
“We still talk a little,” Gray said. “He’s been explaining to me about their change in coaches and that their offense is looking for a guy with my skill set.”
Gray does not have any other official visits scheduled. He is ranked No. 246 overall in the nation, No. 3 at his position and No. 11 in Tennessee, according to the 247Sports composite.
During the 2017 season, Gray carried the ball 323 times for 3,151 yards and 45 touchdowns. He also made 11 receptions for 268 yards and 3 scores.
2019 WR Jalen McGaughy sets visit to Michigan, hopes for offer
Michigan noticed in-state 2019 3-star athlete Jalen McGaughy at the Best of the Midwest camp at Grand Valley State University on June 3.
The staff asked him to pick a day to visit, and McGaughy picked June 18 for Michigan’s camp.
“If I go to the camp, compete and do my best, I think I will get offered,” said McGaughy, who attends Martin Luther King in Detroit. “The offer would mean a lot to me. I’ve always wanted to play at Michigan and I grew up a Michigan fan.
“I’m a Michigan fan every day.”
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound player missed the 2017 season with a broken leg, so he committed to Northern Illinois on March 11. Now that he is working out, the offer sheet is loading up.
Recently, McGaughy picked up offers from Syracuse (June 4) and Minnesota (June 10). The offer from the Golden Gophers was at their camp.
“It means a lot because the way I looked at my injury, it was a freak accident. I was really hurt deep down inside that I had to miss my junior season. When it was time for physical therapy for my leg, I told myself I wouldn’t let the injury put me down mentally, so I took every session serious to get my leg back stronger and my speed back faster than it was last year.
“I can see myself blowing up with lots of offers.”
McGaughy also has offers to play for Ball State, Central Michigan and Western Michigan.
2020 CB Luke Hill reflects on Michigan offer
On June 5, the Michigan coaching staff offered Washington (D.C.) St. John’s 2020 4-star cornerback Luke Hill.
The offer started with Hill’s teammate — 2019 4-star RB Keilan Robinson — and Michigan passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton.
“My teammate was on a visit and told me to give Coach Pep a call,” Hill said. “I called and we talked about Michigan and myself. He mentioned to me I was offered in May when they were at my school. I didn’t get the info back then, so he offered me again on the phone.”
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound prospect has a number of offers, including Alabama, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Penn State, South Carolina and Clemson.
“Michigan is a powerhouse school with a strong culture built into its system,” Hill said. “They are specific to me because have great defensive backs that are playing and have played there.
“I’m very interested in Michigan. I want to get on campus.”
Hill said he doesn’t know when he will visit the Wolverines but would like to go with a teammate at some point in the future when he does..
Hill is ranked No. 62 in the nation and No. 6 at his position, according to 247Sports. He does not yet have a 247Sports composite ranking.
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