|4 Malik Gray|
Should contend for an active role on special teams and provide depth at either the “X” or “Z” outside receiving positions during first season on ECU’s active roster … Offers both units plenty of athleticism, quickness and big-play potential … Continues to acclimate to the Pirates’ offensive scheme from a schematic and fundamental standpoint … Enjoyed an active spring practice period, which promoted development (in addition to scout team role in 2014) … Had one reception for seven yards in initial scrimmage (March 28) before adding another catch for three yards during second contest (April 11) … Turned in an eight-yard grab during the Purple-Gold Game on April 18 … Clocked at 4.33 in the pro shuttle drill during spring strength and conditioning testing period … Also owned a 7.02 clip in the three-cone drill and a 12.15 mark in the 60-shuttle … Lifts of note include a bench of 280 pounds, a back squat of 390 and a power clean of 264.
2014: Redshirted as a true freshman during first season in ECU program … Contributed solid performance preparing Pirate secondary in role on offensive scout team.
High School: Was Chapman High School’s top quarterback … Completed 108 passes for 1,876 yards and 18 touchdowns for coach Mark Hodge as a senior … Also picked up 667 ground yards and scored four times on 158 rushing attempts, while netting 10 receptions for 139 yards and a pair of TDs … Opened varsity career as a pass catcher before move to the signal-caller position … Led Panthers to a 10-4 record in 2013 … Senior campaign highlights include a 60-yard TD run to help CHS past Union and spark a five-game win streak … Key member of a squad that reached the state 3-A playoffs and before exiting with a setback in the semifinal round … Committed to the Pirates on Jan. 15 prior to his official visit.
Personal: Full name is Malik D. Gray … Has not formally declared a major.