Bobby Visits NJ TE

With only two scholarship tight ends on the roster next season, it's quite critical for the Seminoles to sign at least two at that position in the class of 2005. Last night Nole Head Coach Bobby Bowden and tight end Coach John Lilly were in the home of one the top tight ends in the country.


"Bobby Bowden ate dinner at my house last night," four-star tight end James Dray of Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic said. "We talked about everything and what kind of impact I could make at his school."

The Scout.com No.13 rated tight end in the country has also had in-home visits with Miami and Boston College. He has Tennessee coming in this week as well.

Two of the biggest factor for the 6-foot-5 and 230 pound standout will be education and early playing time.

"Location won't be a factor," he said. "Miami and Florida State probably have the most favorable depth chart for early playing time."

Last night, athlete Michael Ray Garvin committed to the Seminoles and he's already putting in the good word for the Garnet & Gold.

"Michael called me to let me know that he committed," he said. "He told me that he really liked it down there but I got to go on all of my visits to see for myself."

One thing going for Miami is that Dray and his five-star teammate Brian Cushing would like to play with each other in college and the Canes are the only common school on their list.

Dray will officially visit Florida State on (1/9).

Last weekend, he helped lead his team to state championship by catching for passes and recording ten tackles.

For the season, Dray has caught 28 passes for 320 yards and one touchdown.

He is an excellent student who should have no problems qualifying academically.

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