Gray Pulls In Offer No. 1

With (most) of the ink dry on the Class of 2008, we take a look now at the future in the 2009 class. This group of athletes is talent-laden and Cy Falls QB Kolby Gray is one to keep and eye on. He is atop of Texas' recruiting list and here lately, he pulled in his first offer. brings you the lowdown on Gray's recruitment.

There is no shortage of top quarterbacks in the Class of 2009. And Cy Falls (TX) quarterback Kolby Gray is easily part of that elite group. He emerged on the scene early during his junior season and posted some big numbers.

And recently, he pulled in his first offer.

"I got an offer from Rice a few weeks ago," Gray said. "I hadn't really heard from Rice until then. I'm real excited because this shows I can bring something else to the table with academics."

Rice may be his first, but others are coming after the talented signal caller. He mentioned schools like Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Florida, and LSU as the schools that have shown some heavy interest.

But the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Gray is still grateful to have one under his belt.

"I think that Rice is a great first offer," Gray said. "I think I could fit in well with the scheme and they definitely offer great academics. But, I will keep waiting to see what else comes so I would say right now I am neutral and have no favorites."

Gray has also been invited to a few junior days and plans to take a few trips during the off-season.

Rice signed two of Gray's backefiled mates on Wednesday - Shane Turner and Denzel Wells. Could the trio be reunited? It's a long way until signing day, so only time will tell. And with plenty of options in front of him Gray is in no hurry to make a decision.

"I will probably go to Texas at the end of the month," Gray said. "Notre Dame has been sending me a lot of handwritten letters. They (Notre Dame) want me to come up there." Update: Texas received a commit from Garrett Gilbert on Thursday. He is a 4 star recruit and considered by most one of the top QB's in the country.

This past season, Gray threw for 3,261 yards and 32 touchdowns.

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