"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.