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Friday night after Aledo's big 40-17 victory, Sooners Illustrated was able to catch up with the star of the show. Jonathan Gray, 2012 five star RB out of Aledo HS did his thing on the gridiron and took some time to do an interview and talk some recruiting.

It's not too often that a player with the ability that Johnathan Gray possesses comes along for a high school offensive coordinator. So when that opportunity does come you have got to make sure to utilize said players talents and get them the ball as often as possible. In doing so you will discover that in most of the time when doing so it gives your team the best chance to win.

This is something Aledo's coaching staff obviously knows as they rode Gray all night for the victory against Birdville.

Gray talked about getting the win for the upperclassmen.

"The victory was real big," Gray began. "As us underclassmen we strive to do good for the upperclassmen since it's their last home game. We just came out here with a mind set that we got to do this for the upperclassmen and we came out here and did it."

On the night Gray finished with 313-yards and six-touchdowns on 21-carries which ended up being Gray's best game statistically so far as a Bearcat. After the big night Gray made sure to praise his offensive line.

"I owe all that to my line. That record breaking, touchdowns and yards. I couldn't do that without them. And they are a great group of guys so I mean, shout out to them."

When it comes to the recruiting world Gray says he has interest in the Oklahoma Sooners.

"Oh yea I have interest in them," Gray stated. "I have interest in all of the Big 12 and some SEC but we are just playing it by ear and waiting on my junior year to end."

There is even a possibility that Gray may take the drive up I-35 to Norman, Oklahoma to see the Sooners take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on November the 13th.

"This summer I went there (Norman) and I think we may go up there in two weeks to seem them play their last home game," Gray said.

Speaking of Texas Tech, Gray's dad, James Gray was an all American running back for the Red Raiders in the late 1980's. The younger Gray talked about trying to be better than his dad who it seems, hasn't lost his competitive spirit.

"The one thing I try to do is try to be better than my dad," Gray said laughing. "He pressures me, he's always like ‘you'll never be better than I was' and that's what strives me to come out here and do what we do. I'm glad I got him on my side just to keep pushing me."

Gray's number one asset is one he learned from listening to his dad.

"I would have to say my number one asset is just hitting the hole. As I was growing up my dad always said to hit the ground running and if you have to close your eyes and hit the hole," Gray stated.

As you can see his father's advice worked as Gray through nine games this season has 186-carries for 1,943-yards and 34-touchdowns.

Tonight Aledo takes on Brewer HS where Gray will have a chance to break 2,000-yards for the season.

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