Gray Focused on Getting Better

There's a bumper crop of talented QB's in the State of Texas this year. One in particular likes the Owls but isn't ready to make a decision just yet...

With one offer in hand, Houston Cy-Falls prospect Kolby Gray is focused on taking his game to the next level. Gray, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound athlete who runs a 4.5 forty, passed for 32 touchdowns with only five interceptions earning all district honors. He was also named Texas Class 5A Newcomer of the Year.

Gray, who threw for over 3, 000 yards as a junior for Cy Fair High School, is holding an offer from Rice. "It's great to get that first offer," Gray told us Tuesday. "There are a lot of schools showing interest right now. I'm just focused on making myself better and preparing for a great senior season. The rest should take care of itself." Gray had planned on attending Rice's junior day this Saturday and the Owls spring game, but will instead attend a passing camp in California due to a scheduling conflict. "The dates just fell wrong," Gray said. "I have had these plans for the California camp for a while. I'm focused on attending several camps this spring and summer in efforts to improve my game and see a lot of different schools."

"Right now Nebraska, Oklahoma, Boise State, Missouri and Texas Tech are all showing a lot of interest," Gray said. "There are a lot of college coaches starting to come to the high school here."

Gray's high school coach David Raffield has many good things to say about his signal caller. The veteran coach described Gray's three strongest assets. "One, he has tremendous natural instincts," Raffield said. "He just ends up making plays on the field because he is so creative. Two, he has phenomenal accuracy. I think that is evident with his 32 touchdowns to just five interceptions. Three, he has great mobility. He is a definite winner." "I would have to say that we are going to be a much better team this fall," Gray noted. "We have a lot of talent coming back from a team that went 9-3 last year. We are very excited about the upcoming year.I plan on working hard and staying humble," Gray said. "My main goal is to be the best I can be and help my high school team win a lot of games. Two of my strengths are my arm strength and my accuracy. The ability of being able to scramble out of the pocket doesn't hurt either."

While he has an offer from Rice, a school where two of his backfield teammates will attend this fall on football scholarships, Gray told us he's not ready to make a decision just yet; he said his main focus over the next few months is on trying to stay sharp, getting bigger and becoming a better football player.


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