Gray confirmed to the Boulder Daily Camera earlier Monday that he has decided to transfer to the Buffaloes for his final season of collegiate eligibility. As the wide receiver will pursue a postgraduate degree in a program not offered at his former school, Gray will be eligible to play immediately instead of sitting out the one season normally required to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.
Gray’s younger brother currently attends CU, and he said that played a big role in his decision.
Well, that and the opportunity to come in and contribute immediately. For a team with very little experienced depth at the position, Gray’s talents will be a welcome addition.
“They told me that they have a couple pretty strong wide receivers like Paul Richardson and a couple other guys, but they could definitely use some help,” Gray said. “And then obviously returning punts. They’re looking for another guy to help make an impact on offense and special teams.”
The paper notes that CU won’t be able to officially announce the addition until later this summer when the paperwork and transfer waiver is completed with the NCAA.
Gray, a four-start recruit coming out of high school, was in a three-way battle for UGA’s starting quarterback job last spring that ultimately was won by Aaron Murray, and Gray was subsequently moved to receiver. He played in all 13 games in 2010, and finished with nine receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown.