Vincent Gray is in a unique situation that not many cornerbacks get to be in this early in their career — he has a chance to start during his second year with the program.
Of course, his mentors Lavert Hill and David Long also had that opportunity and made the most of it. But Gray was not a highly-ranked recruit like they were. Gray was a late addition to the 2018 class, as being one of the final commits during that cycle. He received his offer in Dec. 2017 and committed just one month later, after denying other offers from schools like Iowa State, Oregon, UCLA and others.
Gray has suddenly garnered a lot of praise, and with a lot of praise comes a lot of hype. On Tuesday afternoon in Schembechler Hall, Gray spoke to the media and maintained poise throughout, something that could come in handy if more hype is thrown his way.
He was asked questions about his fellow cornerbacks, a leadership role he has taken for early enrollee Jalen Perry, and how cornerbacks coach Mike Zordich is “the greatest coach of all time.”