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Meet Brandon Gray of Cass Tech, the state’s top 2018 WR prospect

July 17, 2017

Updated July 17, 2017
Posted July 17, 2017

2018 Detroit Cass Tech WR Brandon Gray.

Photos of 2018 Detroit Cass Tech WR Brandon Gray. (Jared Purcell | japurcell@mlive.com)

By Jared Purcell | japurcell@mlive.com

Last year, the top wide receiver in the state of Michigan came out of Detroit Cass Tech as Donovan Peoples-Jones lit up the recruiting trail before ultimately choosing the Wolverines. This year, thanks to a transfer, Detroit Cass Tech once again as the top-ranked wide receiver recruit in the state as Brandon Gray looks to help lead Detroit Cass Tech to a second-straight Division 1 state title.

With already plenty of offers under his belt, Gray is looking to attract offers from more Power Five schools moving forward. He is being closely watched by Michigan State and has been on Michigan’s radar since he attended a camp there back before his sophomore season.

Fast facts

Detroit Cass Tech CB Kalon Gervin and WR Brandon Gray

Detroit Cass Tech 2018 CB Kalon Gervin (right) talks with WR teammate Brandon Gray. (Jared Purcell | japurcell@mlive.com)

School: Detroit Cass Tech

Recruiting class: 2018

Height: 6-5

Weight: 190

Primary position: Wide receiver

Star rating (247Sports composite): 3

State rank: 13

Offers: 15

Planting new roots

Gray spent his previous season in the Southfield/Southfield A&T programs before transferring to Cass Tech. Gray obviously has some big shoes to fill after the graduation of Peoples-Jones but that does not have him worried at all.

“Peoples, he’s a freak of nature,” Gray said. “I’m going to make sure I get the job done. I’m going to do what I have to do to play my role, play my part and help the team be successful.”

With many key players having graduated from Cass Tech’s state championship team from a year ago, Gray is looking to leave his own mark in his brief time with the Technicians.

“I wouldn’t say intimidation,” Gray said. “I would say more motivation to go back two times in a row. That’s one of our goals.”

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