Gray, Johnson sign early for Tupelo football

Peter Gray and Jett Johnson both played on Tupelo’s defensive side of the ball for two years, and both traveled to this year’s Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game in Hattiesburg last weekend. It was only right they both make college football decisions at the same time.

On the evening of the 2018 Early Signing Period day, OLB Peter Gray (The University of Texas at San Antonio) and LB Jett Johnson (Mississippi State University) made it official with their respective colleges.

Gray, a 6’4, 234 lb. outside linebacker, transferred to Tupelo High School from Texas during the summer of 2016. In 2017, he had 56 tackles (39 solo, 17 assisted), four interceptions, and three pick-6s. He capped off his season senior with back-to-back Division 1-6A titles, back-to-back 6A All-State selections, and a prestigious trip to MS-AL All-Star game. He’s also listed as a 2-star athlete and ranked 41st in Mississippi by Gray also helped Golden Wave baseball to their first state championship in 24 years last May.

Johnson, a 6’3, 230 lb. linebacker and touted as one of the best LBs in Mississippi, is a 3-star and ranked 18th in the state. In 2017, Jett finished with 146 tackles (90 solo, 56 assisted), three interceptions, and one pick-6. He was selected as the Daily Journal’s Defensive P.o.t.Y. in 2016, a 2-time 6A All-State athlete, the 2017 Co-P.o.t.Y in 6A, Mr. Football in 6A for 2017, a MS-AL All-Star selection, and the first Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen football candidate at THS since 2008. Johnson has also helped THS basketball reach back-to-back trips to the state tournament in Jackson.

With today’s signings, head coach Trent Hammond has had 27 football players sign to play on the next level since arriving at Tupelo in 2013.


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