2020 4-star CB Henry Gray commits to Miami: "It was a real family aspect"

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2020 Miami Central 4-star CB Henry Gray was on campus Thursday for spring practice and came back again today for UM’s huge Underclassman Day featuring over 50 top prospects. Gray had always grown up a Miami fan and today he officially joined the family: he committed to the staff before he left campus, becoming Miami’s 8th commit in the 2020 class.

“I was excited. I talked to all the coaches at once,” Gray said on his big moment. “They told me I was gonna be the centerpiece of the class. It was crazy, coach Diaz was yelling the whole time. Coach Rumph, he was recruiting me back when I was at Miramar, he was excited. I just met coach Banda today, he’s real cool.”

Gray, who took the trip with his mom, said he didn’t plan on committing beforehand, but when he got on campus, he just really felt the love on the trip and knew at that moment Miami was the place for him.

“I wanted to see how they’d treat me, but when I got there, it was a real family aspect. It was crazy,” Gray said.

Getting mom on board is always a big part of recruiting and it seems the Canes have won Gray’s mother over. Gray believes it also helps that he’ll be staying home.

“She likes Miami,” Gray said of his mom. “She felt like I was a good fit there and she liked that they treated us like family.”

It wasn’t just Gray that was feeling the vibe on Underclassman Day. Miami landed pledges from three other elite prospects on the day, including 2020 Naples 4-star TE Dominic Mammarelli and 2021 Carol City S James Williams, as well as Gray’s Miami Central teammate, 2021 OL Laurence Seymore. Gray wasn’t aware of Seymore’s plans, but said there really was something special in the air that day in Coral Gables.

“No, I didn’t know at the time,” Gray said about Seymore’s commitment. “We were talking (on the visit) and he was saying he was really liking it. I’m telling you, the vibe there was crazy, it was a real family aspect. I felt like I was home.”

So, about that visit: what actually took place that got everyone so hyped up?

“We watched practice, talked to the coaches one-on-one,” Gray said. “I finally got to meet all the coaches.”

With his commitment in the books, Gray can finally relax a bit and start getting to know his Category20 classmates. So far, he only knows one, but he’ll be matching up across from him in practice a lot in a few years.

“I know Marc Britt from Champagnat-Catholic,” Gray said. “I never played against him in a game, but in camps I’ve gotten to match up with him. I believe he’s the best receiver in 2020.”

Even though he’s been around the staff and team numerous times in the past few weeks, Gray hasn’t gotten enough of Miami yet: he’ll be back for the spring game on April 14th at Hard Rock Stadium.

“I’ll be back in two weeks at Hard Rock for the spring game. I can’t wait.”

 
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Stud...Sounds like a high minded kid... Let's get it 🙌
 
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Top 10 CB, college ready body. Killing it at camps a junior. BIG Get.
 
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Every commit in 2020 class is a top 300 player in the nation. Oh my
 

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Love the pick-up. I try not to get too excited with commitments from kids with 2 years of recruitment left but damn today was a great day!
 
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@gogeta4 I was reading through some older posts and just realized this young man played @ Miramar HS and was wondering if you had the opportunity to coach him.
 
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No quotes from the kid or anything about an actual visit. Just says he expects Gray to visit sometime this summer and he wants to leave the state for school. Weird considering he committed to Miami.
 
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No quotes from the kid or anything about an actual visit. Just says he expects Gray to visit sometime this summer and he wants to leave the state for school. Weird considering he committed to Miami.

Makes you think if we are pushing guys to commit when we get face to face with them. It’s so weird.
 
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Obviously It's very slanted towards Ohio state
 
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No quotes from the kid or anything about an actual visit. Just says he expects Gray to visit sometime this summer and he wants to leave the state for school. Weird considering he committed to Miami.
Every midwestern dork thinks “XYZ wants to leave the state for shool.”
 
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I don’t know if my heart can handle another 2020 decommittment
 
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Makes you think if we are pushing guys to commit when we get face to face with them. It’s so weird.
if you interpret the quotes from the kid in this post he was not pressured and committed because he liked the family feel and his mom likes it because he'll be close to home. That's not to say he can't be swayed, but whereas the osu prediction goes, it provided no quotes from the kid himself like this post did.
 
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if you interpret the quotes from the kid in this post he was not pressured and committed because he liked the family feel and his mom likes it because he'll be close to home. That's not to say he can't be swayed, but whereas the osu prediction goes, it provided no quotes from the kid himself like this post did.
Thanks.
 
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I don’t know if my heart can handle another 2020 decommittment
lol why? That shiz is literally 2 years away. There will be a million stud prospects that come up between now and then, so even if Gray decommits, it's useless to worry about it.
 
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lol why? That shiz is literally 2 years away. There will be a million stud prospects that come up between now and then, so even if Gray decommits, it's useless to worry about it.
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