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Chardon High School rising senior football player Andrew Gray has orally committed to accept an athletic scholarship from the University of Maryland and to join the Terrapins' gridiron program in fall 2014, according to multiple published media reports.

The official Twitter account of the Chardon football program also confirmed Gray's decision with a congratulatory tweet on Saturday night.

According to a recent News-Herald feature story on Gray, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound fullback's blocking skills are primarily what have drawn the attention of Division I college scouts.

In addition to Maryland, the Hilltopper student-athlete also reportedly had scholarship offers from the University of Louisville and several Mid-American Conference schools.

On Sunday, Gray expressed his excitement about his decision in a tweet while also thanking those closest to him for their support.

It's like a dream come true. Never could have gotten close to where I am without all my teammates friends coaches and family. #blessed- gArY (@Andrewgray35) June 16, 2013

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