ESPN’s Graham Watson reported this week that junior to be corner back Gary Gray plans on re-enrolling at Notre Dame for the summer term.
According to the family member, Gray is not enrolled this semester because of academic issues. Those issues forced Gray to miss the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, but the family member said Gray is hopeful that those issues won’t stop him from re-enrolling during the summer session to get back in good academic standing.
Notre Dame spokesman Brian Hardin said he couldn’t speak specifically about Gray’s situation because of privacy laws, which limit the release of private information, but did say that Gray has not been suspended, and should he re-enroll in school, he will be allowed back on the football team.
Gray’s return would be great news for the Irish depth at corner back in 2009 and beyond. Because he sat out his freshman year with an injury, Gray still has 3 years of eligibility heading into next season. Gray also showed some flashes of being a pretty good corner in 2008 and will be at worst a backup at corner in 2009.
It’s a shame he will have to miss the spring but its great to know that he intends on returning to Notre Dame in the summer.