WACO's Gray commits to Georgia Tech

jheeter@macon.comMarch 11, 2014 

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Washington County junior quarterback A.J. Gray (5) led the Golden Hawks to the GHSA Class AAA championship game as a junior.

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A.J. Gray committed to Georgia Tech Tuesday about three months after leading his Washington County Golden Hawks to Atlanta for the GHSA Class AAA championship game.

Gray, The Telegraph’s 2013 All-Middle Georgia Football Player of the Year, had offers from Charlotte, Marshall, Middle Tennessee State and North Carolina, although WACO head coach Joel Ingram said interest was picking up heavily in recent weeks.

Gray passed for more than 1,900 yards and rushed for more than 1,300 yards to lead the Golden Hawks to the state championship game. He was named the Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAA Offensive Player of the Year following the season.

Most colleges recruited Gray as a safety.

Washington County has ties with Georgia Tech. Brandon Watts recently wrapped up a standout career with the Yellow Jackets. Ingram often praises Georgia Tech assistants Mike Sewak and Andy McCollum for recruiting the area.

Gray’s sister Allisha was recently named to the ACC’s All-Freshman Team after a standout season at North Carolina.

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