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Freshman DB Jeremiah Gray Announces Decision to Step Away from Football

The Deacs are losing a talented freshman

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Freshman Safety Jeremiah Gray announced that he will be stepping away from the game of football to pursue other interests.

The Charlotte native stated via Twitter: “I have decided to step away from the game of football. This is without a doubt the hardest decision I have ever had to make. Yet I am 100% confident that this is the best decision for me at this time. I want to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my athletic journey. We had a great run! But I feel like I am being called to pursue other things in life. Wake Forest is a special place, and I wish nothing but the best for the deacs moving forward! Thank you to Coach Clawson and the rest of the program for giving me the opportunity. I also want to bring light to the integrity of the coaches in this situation, it is truly impressive, and it is appreciated.”

Gray was rated as a 3-star prospect and the 63rd best safety in the 2019 class. He chose Wake over offers from Penn State, South Carolina and Purdue, along with interest from Auburn, Notre Dame, and Virginia Tech. While he had enrolled in Wake Forest for the summer, he is not enrolled for the fall semester and will no longer be attending Wake Forest.