Former Tennessee cornerback Daniel Gray plans to transfer to Utah State to reunite with old friends from south Florida.
Gray announced the news on his publicly accessible Facebook page on Wednesday morning.
Two of Gray’s teammates at Boyd Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. — receivers Bruce “JoJo” Natson and Travis Reynolds — already play for Utah State.
Gray called Natson his best friend and wrote “NFL Draft 2016, here I come.”
Tennessee coach Butch Jones said last Thursday in Memphis that he believed Gray would transfer to be closer to home, although Boyd Anderson head coach Wayne Blair said Gray expected to be given a full release that would allow him to transfer anywhere.
Gray earned a start as a true freshman in 2012, but didn’t wow the new coaching staff this spring and also battled injuries.
Gray was the seventh player from the Class of 2012 to leave school without making a meaningful on-field contribution.
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.