Bergen Catholic High School in Ordell, New Jersey is one of the state's best high school football programs. Over the last 10 years, they have produced players who have attended Rutgers, Notre Dame, Michigan, Indiana, Purdue, Syracuse, and Boston College. Jim Dray (OLB/TE, 6'4"-225lbs, 4.6 forty) will be another Bergen Catholic product to attend a Division IA football program. Due to his athleticism and size, he has the ability to play either OLB or TE on the next level.
We had a chance to talk to him:
- How many offers do you have?
Dray has 11 scholarship offers. Some of the schools that have extended an offer to him are Stanford, Boston College, Iowa, Nebraska, Uconn, Pitt, Purdue, Virginia, West Virginia, and Rutgers
- Who are your favorites?
He states that he currently has no favorites and is developing a list.
- What are the three biggest factors in your decision to attend a school?
Academics - He is looking for a really prestigious school who's degree carries some weight in the job market.
Reputation - He would prefer a school that has put a number of players in the NFL and has been successful on the football field.
Position - He would like to play OLB or TE. Early playing time would be a criteria but he would want what is best for the team.
- What are your feelings on Rutgers?
He stated that it is a great school and he really likes the coaches. He went on to say that he is just as interested in them as any of the schools on his list.
- What camps will you attend?
For the summer, he will attend camps at Rutgers and BC. He is planning to attend others but he has not worked out the dates.
- What unofficial visits will you take?
As far as unofficial visits, he has already visited Rutgers, BC, and UConn. He is planning a trip to visit Stanford. They are a school that matches his three factors and he is very interested in them.
- Who will assist you in making your decision?
His father, brother, and coach will assist him in making a decision.
- Would you commit early or will you take all 5 visits before making a decision?
Two weeks before the football season, he will attempt to narrow his list down and possibly make a decision. If he can not, he will decide after the season.
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