Cray Holds ECU Offer

2016 Columbia (Lake City, Fla.) cornerback Roger Cray’s recruitment is set to pick up after his junior season and ECU is one of two schools to offer him. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about the Pirates.

ECU has its sights set on another defensive back from Florida named Roger Cray. The talented cornerback from Columbia High School received an offer from the Pirates back in May and has since developed a bit of a relationship with coaches.

Cray has kept up communication with coaches through social media outlets – something that is becoming somewhat of a trend nowadays.

“A lot of ECU coaches follow me on Twitter,” said the 5-foot-8, 165-pound Cray. “I have another offer from Akron, but ECU has been talking to me a lot more.”

While he has never visited ECU, Cray is hopeful that will change soon. He mentioned he plans to take a trip up to campus during the offseason to see what it has to offer and to learn more about the program.

“Right now I like ECU and the relationship I have with coaches, my visit should help build interest as well,” said Cray.

Other schools reaching out to Cray include Arkansas, Indiana, South Florida, Louisville and Purdue. He has received multiple game invites from a number of those schools interested, but has yet to have time this season to make visits.

At 5-foot-8, Cray knows his height could be a question mark moving forward in his recruitment. With that being said, he is confident in his ability and believes in the long run it won’t make a difference as long as he plays well.

“Ole Miss has the best defense in the country and a lot of its cornerbacks are 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-9,” said Cray. “I think my game can speak for itself and schools will still be interested in me.”

Columbia has its homecoming game on Halloween night where Cray and his teammates will have a chance to make it to the playoffs with a win.

Cray has spent time returning punts this season showing his versatility on the field. His performance has landed him an invite to The U.S. Army National Combine, which features the nation’s top 500 juniors.

This season Cray says he has improved his break on the ball and feels much more comfortable on an island in man coverage.


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