Recruiting: Gray Talks About His Commitment

Defensive end Jeremy Gray of Sherman, Texas was an imposing figure standing above the east end zone of Boone Pickens Stadium on Sunday afternoon watching as some 160 high school seniors and juniors were on the floor of the stadium going through a one-day football camp. Those other high schoolers probably saw Gray and thought he was one of the current Cowboy players checking out the campers.

However, Gray with his father and a friend was on an unofficial visit checking out Oklahoma State. Before leaving Gray had decided he liked what he saw and told Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, assistant head coach Curtis Luper, and defensive assistant coaches Todd Bradford and Nelson Barnes he was committing to the Cowboys.

"The trip was pretty good, real good," said Gray while driving home on Sunday evening. "Oklahoma State gives me the chance to get a good education, go to a school that is close to home, and they told me that I could also play basketball."

The 6-6, 235-pound Gray, who runs a 4.85 in the 40-yard dash and looks very strong for his size, earned second team all-district honors on both the football field and the basketball court. In basketball he said he has played at the post for the Sherman Bearcats.

"It came down to Oklahoma State and UNT (North Texas)," said Gray. "I made the right decision."

Gray has a lot of connections to Oklahoma State as he knows former Cowboy and current Indianapolis Colts offensive guard Charlie Johnson, and Johnson was a two-sport performer at Sherman in football and basketball just like Gray. The two are fairly comparable in size while Johnson played and Gray currently plays at Sherman. OSU assistant head coach for player development and running backs coach Curtis Luper is also a former Bearcat.

Gray said he did not know what his stats were in either football or basketball during his junior year, but he does bench press 275 pounds and can squat around 400 pounds. He also is a very good student at Sherman High School.

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