Ray Holds UK Offer

With two all-star caliber quarterbacks in the fold, Kentucky is still on the lookout for another impact wide receiver. One such player is Florida athlete, Lance Ray. KSR had an opportunity to catch up with him.

With two all-star caliber quarterbacks in the fold, Kentucky is still on the lookout for another impact wide receiver. One such player is Florida athlete, Lance Ray. KSR had an opportunity to catch up with him.

At 6-foot-2 200 pounds, Ray played tight end last season for East Gadsden High School in Havana (Fl.). That won't be the case this year. "I played a lot of tight end last year. I've been working at wide receiver since the spring came in," said Ray. Ray had 21 catches for 400 yards and three touchdowns at tight end last season. On defense as a free safety, Ray had roughly 50 tackles, a blocked field goal and one fumble recovery.

Ray is a physical wide receiver who has the ability to not only run by his defender, but run over him. "I'm a fast paced player. I'm really aggressive. I want to work on my footwork, though. Ad as a receiver, I want to work on running better routes," said Ray.

Ray currently holds several offers, but three of his offers are among his top five schools. "I have 14 offers. I have one from South Carolina, Arkansas and Kentucky," he said. "Kentucky is one school recruiting me hardest," said Ray. "LSU, Florida, South Carolina and Arkansas are the top schools recruiting me," he continued. "I don't have any favorites, I'm wide open right now," he said.

Even with no favorites, the thought is that Ray would jump on an offer from his homestate school, Florida or an offer from SEC powerhouse LSU. "I've been to LSU two times. I've been to Florida four tims. I haven't been to South Carolina, Arkansas or Kentucky. I've also been to Georgia Tech, Auburn, South Florida and Alabama," he said of his unofficial visits.

Lance has scheduled three of his official visits so far. "I know for sure when I'll visit LSU, South Carolina and Arkansas," he said. "I don't have the others scheduled yet," he finished.

With five SEC programs among his favorites, what will have to stand out for him to choose a specific school. "I want my academics taken care of so I'm not worrying while I'm on the field. I want to have tutors and people there to help me if I need it," he said. "Then the people I'll be around are important. My position coach, the strength and conditioning coach, those are important people because they'll keep me going," he said.

"I plan on making my decision sometime towards the end of the season. I will take all my visits first. Then I'll have in mind what I want to do," he said.

Ray is a three-star prospect and the number 136 wide receiver in the nation according to Scout.com.


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