Mizzou's Logan Gray on Iowa's Radar

Scout.com's Josh Clark has spoken at lengths about several 2007 Hawkeye targets at the quarterback position across the Midwest the past few weeks. One prospect who deserves more mentioning is Columbia, Missouri (Rock Bridge) quarterback Logan Gray (6'2 175). The Hawkeyes have been aware of Gray for nearly two years now, and recently hosted him on their first Junior Day to kick off the 2006 year.

The Iowa Hawkeyes are familiar with the Columbia Rock Bridge program, directed by head coach A.J. Ofodile. You only have to look back at the Class of 2004 in remembering the Hawkeyes serious recruitment of Chase Patton, who ended up signing with the hometown Missouri Tigers.

After Patton departed, highly regarded sophomore Logan Gray entered the scene. His name then began to surface around the internet, and Gray has more than lived up to expectations with his play on the field the past two seasons.

The hometown Missouri Tigers offered Gray a full scholarship before his junior season even began. Just in the past month, Kansas State and Kansas followed up with scholarship offers. Gray has attended Junior Days at all three schools, in addition to attending Iowa's Junior Day on February 4th.

"I had been to Iowa before that, but as always, everything went very well there," said Gray, whose teammate, tight end Aron White, is also receiving strong interest from the Hawkeyes. "All of their coaches are good people, and Coach (Kirk) Ferentz is just unbelievable. I spent a lot of time with Coach (Eric) Johnson, who is recruiting me, and he is a good guy. Iowa is a program real high on my list, right now."

Like other quarterbacks, the Hawks asked for Gray to attend their camp this summer.

"Coach Johnson said that I was real high on their board, but they want to see me throw in person. He said he liked that I was a great competitor and he liked the attributes I brought to the position. He felt I have a strong arm and a lot of athleticism to offer," Gray said.

Gray is surely to receive national attention and that process has already begun.

"I just spoke with the offensive coordinator at North Carolina State for a while. I've spoken to Coach Mullen at Florida and I've spoke to coaches at Clemson and Miami(FL), too. I know Coach (Mike) Bobo at Georgia pretty well, and they are showing me strong interest, as well," Gray concluded.

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