Talented QB Prospect Plans Visit To AU

One of the nation's top quarterback prospects has Auburn high on his list and says the Tigers are one of many teams he's interested in as continues a busy summer of traveling before his senior season.

Columbia, Mo.--Excuse Logan Gray if he's not in a rush to get things over with just yet. While many players have gone out of their way to commit early to the college of their choice, Gray has been busy traveling to campuses far and wide to make sure of his decision when the time comes.

That travel has taken him from the Midwest to the Deep South and back home. Now he's planning another trip into the South this summer and says that Auburn will be one of his destinations.

"I think I'm coming down July 10 to Auburn," Gray tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I'm coming down the second week of July to see a few schools. My list is pretty wide open, I'm just trying to see more schools and everything."

With offers from coast to coast, the 6-2, 185-pounder with speed in the 4.5 range in the 40-yard dash has his choice of just about any school he wants. Despite the wide range of choices, he says that several schools stand out to him and he's hoping to get a better feel for them in the coming weeks and months.

"I'm looking at Georgia, Florida, Nebraska, Missouri, Auburn, South Carolina and a lot of other schools," he notes. "I think it's going to be mostly a feel thing for me. I'm looking at the coaches and the situation. I think at all the schools there is going to be competition so that really isn't a concern."

At Auburn the competition for immediate playing time would be tough to get as Brandon Cox will be a senior in 2007, Gray's freshman season. After that there will be just three quarterbacks on scholarship with one having one game under his belt in Blake Field and two second-year players in Steven Ensminger and Neil Caudle. Gray says that he likes what he's heard about Auburn up to this point.

"I have heard a lot about them the past couple of years," Gray says. "They've been pretty successful. They went undefeated two years ago obviously. Their quarterback situation is pretty friendly after Brandon Cox. They just had a guy transfer. For my class they are definitely trying to sign a guy who could possibly be the next guy. I have heard it's a really good academic school too. I've heard some good stuff so far."

The summer has been good for Gray as he's had a chance to compete with and against some of the nation's top players in several situations. Most recently he participated in the Elite 11 Camp in Las Vegas and he says he's hopeful he did well enough to make the final list this season. If not he says he's happy with the work he's done this summer to get ready for his senior year.

"Things have been going good," Gray says. "I actually just got back from Las Vegas Saturday night. I went there for the last Elite 11 tryouts. It went really well so hopefully I'll get picked for that. I have been doing a lot of stuff with my team getting ready for the season. That's about it so far.

"I think this summer has helped me a lot," he adds. "Getting to throw against other top guys is just another chance to compete and get better. It's just a great opportunity that hardly ever comes around. I'm grateful for it."

A starter since his part of his freshman season, Gray is a dominant force for Rock Bridge High as evidenced by his 2,169 yards and 25 touchdowns last season. Because he's been a part of the program for so long he's had a chance to grow and mature in the offense and is now the leader of the team. He says that's something that is important for a quarterback and he hopes this will be just the first of his opportunities to lead in his career.

"My strengths are being able to run and throw," Gray says. "I think I'm a really developed passer but I also have good speed and I really like to run the ball. Being a total dual-threat quarterback is probably my biggest strength. This is almost my fourth year as a starter so that's definitely a strength because of my experience.

"I think that helps me a lot and prepares me for down the road," he says of his role as a leader. "Great quarterbacks are always great leaders so it's definitely a positive thing."



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