St. Peter's Prep ATH K.J. Gray has officially joined Rutgers, signing with the Scarlet Knights on Wednesday.
Gray committed to Boston College last June, but continued to express interest in the three-star prospect and he decommitted from the Eagles in late December. On January 26, he announced his decision to commit to Rutgers. In addition to Rutgers and Boston College, Gray also held offers from Iowa, Syracuse, Boston College, UConn, and others.
At St. Peter's Prep, Gray mainly played wide receiver and cornerback.
On offense, Gray had an impressive ability to work the sideline. He excels at making catches and using the sideline to his advantage, turning on the jets to gain big chunks of yardage at a time. That skill also makes him a valuable red zone threat who excels at hauling in the corner fade. He also has a knack for beating defenders in one-on-one coverage, and is able to haul in a pass facing even the tightest coverage.
Still, with three wide receivers already committed in the 2016 recruiting class and several with in-game experience already on the roster, Gray's best shot at playing time as a freshman might come on defense, where he impressed as a cornerback for the Marauders of St. Peter's Prep. He has the size (6-2, 189) to do battle with opposing receivers at the next level. His hands and speed are also a strengths, as he has potential to break off a big return after an interception. A hard hitter, Gray also plays with an aggressive edge which, as long as it's kept in check, appears to be a good fit for Ash and defensive coordinator Jay Niemann's defense.
Freshman Impact Index: 6 - His versatility and athleticism gives Gray a good chance at earning playing time right away. He would most likely see snaps on defense, and could prove to be a solid nickel corner who may see even more playing time if injuries strike.
Take a look at Gray's film right here:
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