One Last Piece

Pike (IN) High School quarterback has impressed Northwestern coaches with his skills and knowledge of the game. The only thing that is holding him back from receiving an offer is his test scores, which have not come in yet. Gray is confident that his test scores will check out. If they do, an offer from Northwestern could soon follow.

"That's pretty much the last piece of the puzzle," Aloyis Gray said of his incoming test scores. "School starts for us on the 16th. By that time, (Northwestern) will have evaluated me and the quarterback position. The ACT score is kind of the last thing they wanted to see."

Gray has picked up offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Marshall, and Purdue. He is waiting for offers from Northwestern and Minnesota.

Northwestern has shown the dual-threat quarterback heavy interest ever since he attended their one-day camp in June. Gray left a good impression on the Northwestern coaches, and the university returned the favor for Gray. Overall, he thinks very highly of NU.

"If I had a top-five, they would have everything I need to be a part of that top-five," Gray said of Northwestern. "The education there is second to none, that checks off the list with the name. They're 20 minutes outside of Chicago where I was born and raised. Evanston isn't too far from my family. They have a really nice system and I have a pretty good moral with the coaches. Everything checks out with them, they're a school that I would keep in my back pocket."

Gray has been recruited as a wide receiver by some schools but that is not the case with the Wildcats. Northwestern has been searching for a quarterback and appear to be very high on Gray. Gray admits, he could be a good fit in Northwestern's system.

"I think (they like me because) the fact that they run a wide-open offense and like to spread the ball around—I run that same type of system," he said. "My guys could tell you, I was pretty good at running the zone read and reading the defense. I'm very good at hiding the ball and that's one thing I think they like. I can read the defenses and stretch out the field with my arm."

Gray is making plans for a September commitment, but has not finalized those plans. In the meantime, he hopes to further evaluate each school and learn more about the details which each school provides.

"Once I make my decision, it will be guaranteed," Gray said. "I'll be ready to sign on the dot and worry about the rest of my senior year and high school."

For now, Gray is waiting to see if that offer from Northwestern will come. He brushed off any concern about his incoming test results.

"No problem, he said. "We're good."

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