Gray thrilled by Army offer

Evan Gray earned a scholarship offer from Army with a meritorious performance at the West Point one-day camp two weeks ago. The 5-foot-10, 225-pound power back from Westfield High School in Chantilly, Va., excelled in one-on-one drills, running back drills, and ran a 4.5 forty-yard dash to seal camp MVP honors at his position.

"A couple of months ago I received my first offer from VMI," Gray told "Army had been expressing interest so I decided to attend their one-day camp. I was thinking that I did well, but wasn't expecting the running back M.V.P. or a full scholarship offer. After taking the tour, I was talking with the head coach, who told me I was offered. He said the offensive was the perfect fit for me with my size. They obviously like to run and he thinks I'd do well in a lot of their sets like the Power-I. He also mentioned to me that he loves my breakaway speed."

"To be honest, I'm thrilled with the offer. West Point is really an outstanding school with a great coaching staff. It's exciting to think about playing there. At first going to a military academy was something that I hadn't thought a whole lot about but now that I have a better understanding of it, I'm intrigued."

Gray, who played fullback at Westfield this past season but is moving to a running back role for his senior year, has a unique blend of brawn and quickness to bring to the position. He helped his team to an 11-3 mark in 2013 and had breakout games like the one against Lake Braddock in the Virginia 6A North region semifinals.

This summer Gray is going to more camps at William & Mary, Cincinnati, Elon, N.C. State, and Wake Forest.

"William and Mary and Elon have been showing a lot of interest lately," he said. "Location will be a big factor in my decision. I want to be in a good location on a campus I like. Good academics are important to me as is a good coaching staff."

Both of Gray's parents attended Clemson, but he says he's not currently being recruited by that school. At Westfield, Gray has also competed in football and track but gave it up to focus on football and grades. Top Stories