Cyrus Gray: Speedy RB on the Rise

DeSoto running back Cyrus Gray has been playing extremely well this season. He brings blazing speed to the football field and is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. Gray is drawing interest from all three major Texas schools and several other major programs.

"The schools I am interested in are Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arizona State, Georgia Tech, and Penn State," Cyrus Gray said.

Gray has been receiving letters from college football programs all over the nation. He is hearing from Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Purdue, Georgia Tech, Arizona State, Boston College, Arizona, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

What does Gray like about the three Texas schools?

"Texas A&M has great tradition," Gray said. "The crowd is always good there, and they recruit really well. I just like the way everything goes down there. The coaches are really nice."

"Texas is a good school to go to. I like their style of offense and the type of running backs that have come through there."

"I like the way Texas Tech's offense is set up. At DeSoto, we just switched to the spread offense and I am doing pretty good in it. I like the way that I get to play running back and wide receiver in the offense. It is a real nice school. I have been down there for a track meet, and I really like the campus."

The 5-foot-11, 186-pound Gray runs the 40-yard dash in a blazing 4.36 seconds. He earned Sophomore of the Year honors last year. He put up numbers across the board last season. He carried the ball 77 times for 505 yards and five touchdowns, caught four passes for 30 yards and even completed two passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns.

This season, Gray has carried the ball 50 times for 385 yards and eight touchdowns. He has returned four punts for 225 yards and two touchdowns. That is an outstanding 56-yard average. He is a dynamic athlete with a ton of potential.

Gray participated in a number of summer camps this summer. All of the coaches loved what they saw from this kid.

"I went to Rice University," Gray said. "I went to Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, and Tulsa University. I did well and performed real good. The coaches recommended me and said I did a good job."

Gray was on campus at College Station last Saturday for the Texas Tech game. He plans on checking out a couple more games before the end of the season including games at Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Texas Tech.

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