Gray Meets With Coach Herman

Cyclone Sports Report caught up with Cypress Falls (TX) quarterback Kolby Gray just hours after he met with new Iowa State offensive coordinator Tom Herman.

"My dad and I talked with him at my house for a while and things went real well," said Gray. "I've known Coach Herman for a long time and he even offered me when I was junior to come play at Rice."

The 6-foot-2, 192-pound quarterback was not considering Iowa State as part of his recruitment until new Cyclones head coach Paul Rhoads hired Herman as his offensive coordinator. "I'm definitely considering Iowa State now because I know what Coach Herman is going to bring to the table. They haven't offered yet but it seems likely that they will," he said. "Along with them I am also strongly considering Pittsburgh and Utah. Kansas State and Michigan are also on the fence on whether to offer me or not."

Kolby also feels that a visit to Iowa State is likely. "I'm going to Pitt next weekend and then I think that there is a good chance that I will be visiting Iowa State the next week," said Gray. "Nothing is official but I think it's likely that I will be taking a visit there. I'll probably take a total of three visits and then I'll narrow things down."

Gray said that his meeting with Coach Herman only strengthened their relationship. "He told me that I'm the guy that could really fit in his offense," he said. "He feels that I can run and pass well and that I would really fit into his offense at Iowa State. He wants to translate his offense from Rice to Iowa State."

Kolby feels that what Coach Herman did at Rice speaks for itself. "I just love how his offense spreads the ball to all different receivers and not just one which is what we did on my high school team," said Gray. "His quarterback at Rice put up great numbers which speaks volumes about what he can do for a quarterback. He pursued me when he was at Rice and I'm just real excited that he is still recruiting me now that he is at Iowa State."

Kolby also likes the possibility of playing in Texas if he were to pick a Big 12 school. "It would mean a lot because when we flip on the TV every Saturday we always watch the Big 12," said Gray. "My dad and I have talked about it and that factor will definitely come into the picture as I make my decision."

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