Gray Still Looking At ND

The Notre Dame coaching staff probably hasn't decided if they're going to take a running back in this recruiting class, but if they do, Cyrus Gray wouldn't be a bad choice. The standout running back from DeSoto High School (Texas) still needs to narrow his list of schools down, but the Irish should be among his favorites.

A lot of prospects have been catching their breath during July, as most college coaches are preparing for the upcoming season. Cyrus Gray (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) is no different, although he's been able to keep himself busy.

"I'm just been doing my own thing," Gray responded when asked about his recruitment. "I've been text messaging some coaches, but I've really been doing my own thing. I really haven't had much of a chance to talk to any coaches or anything like that.

"I still hear from coach Ianello and coach Weis. Everything with them is good. We talk about the classes that I need to take in case I decide to go to Notre Dame. I've talked to them about the official visit. I haven't set a date with any school, but I know that I'm going to take one of my visits to Notre Dame.

"I'd still like to get up to Notre Dame before practice starts (August 13)," Gray explained. "I'm trying to schedule one more visit before two-a-days start. I'm either going to go up there or going to go out to the West Coast for a visit. If I go to the West Coast I'll visit Arizona and the University of California."

Gray will need to narrow his list of schools down fairly soon. When he does, Notre Dame should be in the mix for his signature.

"I have a top 11 Notre Dame, Arizona, Texas A&M, Florida, Miami, Penn State, Kansas, SMU, Cal, Louisville and Oklahoma State," Gray said. "Notre Dame is going to be in the top, for sure. I'm not sure when I'll get it down more, probably when I decide on my visits."

"I don't think I'll take all of my visits during the season, so I'll have to take some of them after the season. I don't know when I'll make my decision. It might be in January, it could be any other time."


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