Ole Miss pulled the trigger on an offer to one of the nation's top junior college wide receivers Sunday evening.
The Rebels extended an offer to 2020 Blinn (Texas) College wide receiver Danny Gray, who is currently committed to TCU. Gray spent the final weekend prior to the dead period on an official visit to SMU.
The 6-1, 180-pounder is rated as the nation's No. 3 junior college wide receiver and the No. 15 JUCO player in the country, according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite index.
The offer was extended to Gray by Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin and offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby. Lebby, who was hired as the Rebels' offensive coordinator last week, had offered and recruited Gray in his previous post at Central Florida. Kiffin also has a recruiting history with Gray.
"Coach Kiffin has offered me everywhere he has been," Gray told the Ole Miss Spirit on Sunday night, "and I appreciate him."
Ole Miss has some time to play catch up with Gray, who will likely visit Oxford in January. He does not plan to execute a letter of intent until the February signing period. Gray also holds reported offers from Auburn, Baylor, Florida State, Houston, Illinois, Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Texas, SMU, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Utah, Washington State and Western Kentucky.
247Sports Evaluation of Danny Gray: Athletic receiver with good height and lean build. Can add some bulk to frame to better transition to P5-level football. True speedster with impressive track resume from high school days. Ran seven sub-11.00 100-meter times as a high school senior. Field-stretcher in vertical game who quickly gets on top of DB's. Shows impressive acceleration and dangerous long speed. Intriguing return game option. Can improve hands-catching consistency and high-pointing ability. One of the fastest JUCO wideouts in the country for the 2020 cycle with all-conference potential at the P5 level.