Gray one of few RBs LSU is watching

LSU has not offered many running backs on its board but the Tigers want to sign one and possibly two in the 2008 class.

The coaches have been very selective of which backs they have extended scholarship offers to but one that they hold in high regard and that have offered is Cyrus Gray.

The 6-0, 190-pound running back out of Desoto, Texas, used his 4.34-40 speed

to run for 1,510 yards on 222 carries and 31 touchdowns. He also caught 38 balls out of the backfield for 738 yards and two touchdowns.

So far, Gray has received more than 20 offers but has not begun to narrow his search at all.

"I'm going to be talking with my head coach and we are going to get it narrowed down hopefully by the end of the school year," said Gray. "At this point I'm just going throw the recruiting process and taking it as slow as possible."

Gray did say that he has been talking with coaches from Louisville, Texas A&M, Notre Dame and Miami the most.

"They're all recruiting me pretty hard though," he added. "Those are the schools that just text message me the most."

Gray has received an offer from LSU and said there are some things he likes about the program.

"I like their tradition most of all," said Gray. "It's a great school who plays in the SEC, so they play a top notch school every week. They're a powerhouse and there's just a lot to like about LSU."

Gray has not been to LSU, but said he may try to make it to a camp this summer.

"I'll be taking home schooling this summer, so it will just depend on how my

schedule works out," he said. "So far, I've visited Texas, Texas A&M and SMU

for their junior days, and I had a really good time at all of them."

While Gray said he'd be happy to stay home in Texas, he has no problem leaving.

"Academics will be important," said Gray. "I want the school where I go to have the major I want and good tradition. I want there to be good support from the Alumni and an offense I fit into well.

"I have seen LSU play and I believe I am a fit for that offense," he added. "I know they like to switch out running backs and sometimes running backs get greedy, but the offense they run seems like something I would fit into. My favorite running back in the NFL is Joseph Addai and he came from LSU. People tell me that I remind them of him. We are kind of situation. He played quarterback and now I'm having to play a little quarterback."

Note** GPA 3.2 and is awaiting his Act scores

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