Last Saturday, Seton Hall target, Josh Gray, watched the Houston Cougars football team dismantle (former target) Kareem Canty's future school, the Marshall Thundering Herd by a score of 63-28. In a few days, Gray will visit the lovely confines of South Orange, NJ and while he won't be taking in a football game, this is a basketball recruitment after all. Yesterday, Adam Zagoria reported the former Mississippi State commit will visit the Pirates next week, between Wednesday and Friday. I've confirmed with a source that it'll take place mid-week as an official visit.
The 6'1, 175lb point-guard (Phillis Wheatley HS, Houston) has drawn interest from a number of schools since reopening his recruitment from Mississippi State almost two weeks ago. Seton Hall, Georgia Tech, Nebraska and Penn State initially reached out, while Miss. St., Nebraska and PSU all watched the senior workout, last week. Houston then got involved following their rumored discussion with the Big East regarding the possibility of joining the conference.
Playing in the Big East will be atop Gray's wishlist when determining where he will play his collegiate ball as one source recently told me [he], "really wants to play in the Big East." Keep in mind, it's still undetermined when Houston would possibly join the BEAST, if at all, a distinct advantage in favor of Seton Hall. I was told today that Gray's decision will come down to, "Houston or Seton Hall, period." Strong words, considering Gray hasn't even stepped foot on campus yet, but it's certainly believable, given what we know and have heard to this point. ESPN considers Josh Gray the second best 2012 PG available (ranked 16th at the position), behind the one-time UCLA commit Dominic Artis (ranked 10th). Whether the player lands at Seton Hall, Houston or elsewhere, one school will find itself extremely lucky to land such a talented point guard, this late in the game.
As always, check back Saturday for our latest recruiting roundup with updates on Josh Gray and all other Seton Hall targets.