On July 3, we noted Missouri’s lack of 2018 commits and noted that July was going to be a big month in that regard.
On July 4, Missouri landed a commitment.
#ShowMe18 100% committed!! pic.twitter.com/uZhCb7noQe— Danny Gray (@DGray_5) July 4, 2017
Welcome SPEED, LENGTH, & ANOTHER DEEP THREAT from TX to the FAMILY! The OFFENSE of #ShowMe18 IS SPECIAL! #214 #July4thMIZ pic.twitter.com/TRSclNl009— ShowMe18 (@MizzouShowMe) July 4, 2017
That’s Danny Gray, a 6’1, 174-pound receiver from James Madison High School in Dallas, committing two days after he received a Mizzou offer. He is ranked just outside of the nation’s top 500 recruits according to the 247Sports Composite, and he is a speedster. Here he is, winning the Texas 3A 100-meter state title:
And here he is, catching footballs and running really fast with them:
247 lists Gray as a top-100 receiver and top-100 Texas prospect, but it appears his only other power conference offer to date came from Kansas.
Via the Missourian, Gray had 46 combined rushes and receptions as a junior, gained 858 yards, and scored 16 touchdowns. That’s ... quite good.
Gray is now Mizzou’s fifth known commitment for 2018, joining quarterback James Foster, receiver Harry Ballard III and Jalen Knox, and cornerback Tyrone Collins. Of the five, four have at least a 0.8600 rating per the Composite. The three-star scale basically goes from 0.7950 to 0.8950, like a B grade, so Foster, Ballard, Knox, and Gray all qualify as B+-level guys, so to speak.