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Tennessee picks up cornerback Daniel Gray

Posted on: November 8, 2011 6:48 pm
Edited on: November 8, 2011 6:48 pm
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Though he hasn't even taken so much as an unofficial visit to see the school, Lauderdale Lakes (Fla.) cornerback Daniel Gray committed to Tennessee sight unseen late Tuesday afternoon.

"They play my type of coverage," Gray told "I really trust coach (Terry) Joseph and know he can help me get where I want to be as a player."

Gray will visit Knoxville in early December but will also take official visits to several other schools before Signing Day. The 6-foot, 165-pound defensive back also held offers from Ole Miss, Nebraska and Texas Tech among others and has liked Tennessee for years thanks in large part to former All-American safety Eric Berry - one of several defensive backs Gray models his game after.

"I feel like I'm a very physical player," he said. "I try to be physical at the line in man coverage and I feel like with my speed, I can run with receivers."

The 19th commitment for the Vols class of 2012, Gray is the third defensive back of the group.

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