Sunday, August 24, 2008

Countdown to UGA-GSU: 6 Days

#6 Logan Gray, QB
6-2, 180, Columbia MO (Rock Bridge HS), RS Freshman
Gray was a Top 10 quarterback prospect from Missouri that chose the Dawgs over Florida, in-state Missouri and Auburn. He played at Rock Bridge with current UGA WR/TE Aron White, and his head coach was former Missouri and NFL tight end A.J. Ofodile. Even though the Dawgs already had Matthew Stafford for 3 more years, Gray came to Athens with the mindset that he'd consider another position if he needed to, although the coaches have been adamant that they'd like to see him stay at quarterback. After a very impressive true freshman season running the scout team offense, Gray pushed Joe Cox for the #2 job this spring. He is the best running threat of the 3 scholarship quarterbacks the Dawgs have on the roster, and showed a surprisingly strong arm in the G-Day game, with a nice 12 yard touchdown pass to Mike Moore. He may be too good of an athlete not to put somewhere on the field this year.
Depth Chart Analysis: Gray may be listed as the #3 quarterback on the official depth chart, but in actuality he is probably #2b. Much has been made of the speculation that he might also return punts. He also stands a very good chance of being one of the punt team gunners, and perhaps even a safety on the kickoff team. Expect to see Gray on the field somewhere this season. There are probably 75 teams in Division 1 college football that would love to have him as their starting quarterback.

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