Michigan football has landed another top running back for the class of 2019.
Four-star prospect Eric Gray, a top-five all-purpose running back, announced his commitment to the Wolverines on Sunday.
In a one-minute video posted to Twitter, the 5-foot-10, 191-pound Gray appears in a maize and blue painted weight room before making his pledge.
“Everyone has been telling me to follow my heart,” Gray says in the video. “And that’s why I choose Michigan.”
100% COMMITTED pic.twitter.com/Nwx0ShcRyq
— E.Juice¹ (@ericdgray1) July 2, 2018
Gray, of Memphis, Tenn., ranks No. 248 in 247Sports’ composite rankings and third nationally among all-purpose running backs in the class of 2019. He has scholarship offers from 22 other schools, choosing Michigan over Penn State, Alabama, Ole Miss and Texas A&M.
As a junior, Gray rushed for 3,151 yards and 45 touchdowns (and no, those are not typos) to help lead Lausanne Collegiate School to a 13-0 season and Division II-AA state championship. He is a back-to-back Mr. Football recipient in the state of Tennessee.
He joins four-star running back Zach Charbonnet as part of Michigan’s 2019 recruiting class, who announced his commitment in late June.
The Wolverines have 19 commits for next year’s class, which now ranks fifth nationally and first in the Big Ten according to 247Sports.