SMU wants to add a big, physical wide receiver on the outside in June Jones' pass heavy Run N' Shoot offense, and Garrett Gray would certainly fill that need.
The three-star prospect out of Marble Falls picked up an offer from the Ponies earlier this spring after shortly after SMU wide receivers coach Jason Phillips watched him in action.
"Coach Phillips called and offered me. It was pretty exciting. SMU is definitely one of my top choices right now," Gray said. "They can throw the ball and air it out which I really like. I think it would be great to play in an offense like that."
Gray, who comes in a 6-foot-5, 190-pounds with 4.57 speed, attended SMU's camp last week in Round Rock but did not participate. Instead, he stopped by to simply have a face-to-face meeting with Phillips.
"They invited up there, and I wanted to meet Coach Phillips in person," he said. "They told me not to work out, but I had a good conversation with him. He told me that they really wanted me and that they could move me around in their offense. We'll see if I can make it for a visit this summer."
SMU will have to battle some tough competition. Gray has 14 total offers and on Sunday afternoon, he picked one up from Texas.
"I went up there and Coach (Mack) Brown sat down with me and my family and extended an offer," Gray said. "It was different, and I really liked that he told me that I would be a great fit there. Texas is pretty much my leader right now."
Gray says his other favorites include California, Oklahoma State and SMU. He plans to make a decision by the end of next month.
But for now, he's just focused on improving for his senior campaign.
"We have a younger quarterback this year so I have to worker harder and build chemistry with him," Gray said. "We just wrapped up spring workouts so heading into summer I just want to get faster and stronger."
Last season, Gray caught 82 passes for 1,226 yards and 17 touchdowns. His biggest game of the year came against Boerne Champion, where he recorded 13 receptions for 293 yards and five touchdowns in a 62-55 win.
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