Gray Looking For Right Fit

Houston Cy-Falls' Kolby Gray is one of the top QBs in Texas this year and has offers from schools all over the country. See how he feels about recruiting currently, and learn what the school that will gain his commitment will offer…

No doubt Kolby Gray has the tools to be a difference maker at the collegiate level. In fact he's one of the top uncommitted QB's still available in Texas. I spoke to him Sunday night to get an update on his recruitment, and find out what he's looking for in his school of choice.

"I'd like to go to a school that's QB friendly. I'd like to play in an offense where the QB can make plays. But more than that, I want to be in a position to change a program. Not just be on the roster, but make an impact."

Uh, I can think of one school – and that school was the first to offer him.

"I'm keeping my options open but the Rice offer is pretty attractive. A degree from there is worth a lot; and it's in my hometown."

The options Gray mentions seem to keep increasing. He has offers from Rice, UTEP, Army, Boise St., North Texas, and Marshall. But he's not through looking by any means. Kolby has been to camps all over the country this summer.

"I just got back from camps at Boston College, Nebraska, and Tennessee. I really liked Nebraska a lot." It seems of the 3 an offer from Nebraska would definitely be welcomed.

I asked Kolby if he was ready to narrow down his choices yet. "No, I'm open right now. I don't have a timeframe for a commitment, I'm just looking at all my options and waiting for the time when everything kind of falls in place. I've been traveling over the place this summer looking at schools. Right now I'm on vacation. I'll be getting back into football mode pretty quick though."

I asked how his Cy-Falls team would do this year with so many seniors having graduated last year, among them Rice signees Shane Turner and Denzel Wells, and also USC track signee Blake Shaw.

"I'm actually hanging out with Blake right now. I think our team will compete well this fall. We feel like we don't ever rebuild at Cy-Falls. Our program builds tenacity in each individual on the team. We feel like we can all make plays. It was nice last year to hand the ball to Shane and watch him score on the first play, but we have guys coming up that are fast and that have great hands too."

Gray's high school coach David Raffield had many good things to say about his signal caller when Owl Digest spoke to him in a recent conversation. 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."

With football starting back up for him in a few weeks I asked Kolby to rank his choices right now – particularly Rice.

"They are definitely in my top 3. At this point I'd say Rice is at the top. That could change tomorrow though because anything could happen. Of the schools I have offers from I like them a lot."

We'll keep you posted here at Owl Digest as Gray's recruitment continues…


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