Bray Looks For Continued Improvement

Posting one of the top times at Saturday's Nike Football SPARQ Combine is not enough for Ohio wide receiver Jesse Bray. With ties to the Michigan State program, Bray is a player to keep an eye on.

Despite posting the second best overall rating at Saturday's Nike Football SPARQ Combine in Massillon (OH), wide receiver Jesse Bray of Huber Heights (OH) Wayne High School knows more work is needed to turn the heads of college coaches.

"I have no offers yet," said Bray following his workout. "I really liked my pro-agility time of 4.36 and was happy to post a 41 on the power ball toss. But feel I could have done better. I improved a lot on my shuttle, but want to really improve my forty time."

Bray posted the second best overall rating Saturday with a 106.14 testing mark and he's hoping this spring and summer will open up some recruiting doors.

"Right now I'm hearing from Toledo and Bowling Green," said Bray. "I really like Cincinnati because of Mike Mickens and my coach Roosevelt Mukes played there. I've also heard great things about Michigan State from Jerel Worthy who played there. I also like Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio State."

After last season's disappointment, Bray knows the Warriors must work hard to reach the level they achieved two seasons ago as Ohio's big-school runner-up.

"We have to have more leadership," stressed Bray. "We must get better in our work in the weight room and in every area of our game on and off the field."

Bray and quarterback Javon Harrison hope to be showing their teammates what some extra work can do.

"Me and Javon go in early every day before school and throw some balls so we can get some extra work in besides just hitting the weight room."

As for camp plans Bray has two programs he hopes to visit.

"Right now I plan on going to camp at Kentucky and Cincinnati," said Bray.

If Bray can perform as he did on Saturday, look for other programs to take notice of the 6-foot, 193-pound receiver.

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