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Rams' Gregory commits to Mercer football

When Mercer begins its football program next fall, the Macon school will have a Gwinnett County connection.

Grayson offensive lineman Hayden Gregory committed to the Bears on Wednesday, according to Grayson athletic director Brent Tisdale. He's being recruited to play fullback for Mercer.

The 5-foot-11, 225-pound Gregory was a starter on the Rams' state championship team last season and helped guide the team to a second Region 8 championship this year. Gregory is the son of Rams defensive line coach Lenny Gregory.

Mercer will play in the eight-member Pioneer Football League, which features schools such as Drake, San Diego, Valparaiso, Campbell, Davidson, Jacksonville, Marist and Stetson.