Jeremy Gray: Junior DE on the Rise

Jeremy Gray from Sherman High School in Texas has grabbed the attention of several schools over the past couple of weeks. He plays defensive end on defense and tight end on offense. His size could make him a tough match up at either position. Head Coach Drew Young talked about Gray's ability on both sides on the ball.

"He rushes the passer pretty good and has the wingspan to knock down passes," Young said. "He can catch the ball. He is real raw right now, but all his best playing days are ahead of him."

Many schools already have their eyes on this kid. One Big 12 school in particular has been paying Jeremy Gray a lot of attention.

"He gets letters every day from Oklahoma State University," Young said. "He's got letters from Duke, Arizona State, Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin and Iowa. But Oklahoma State is sending him something every day."

The 6-foot-7, 235-pound Gray has performed very well in limited playing time this year. He sat out two games with a shoulder injury, but he is back on the field and is playing good football. He has 13 solo tackles, 21 assists, two sacks, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. Gray has also recorded six tackles on kickoff returns which are not factored into his stats. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.85 seconds.


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