Cyrus Gray: Participates Despite Injury

SAN ANTONIO -- DeSoto's Cyrus Gray is an athlete in every sense of the word. He is one of the top running backs in the state of Texas for the class of 2008. Despite having torn ligaments in his hand, Gray was eager to compete against the best at the U.S. Army National Combine.

"Yes sir, I'm very excited. There are a lot of athletes and I want to show what I can do," Cyrus Gray said.

Gray has already reeled in three offers from some very high profile programs. He ran down the list of schools that have offered and the ones that are showing the most interest.

"The most interest; I would say Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, OSU, Baylor, Florida, Florida State and Arizona," Gray said. "I have three offers so far. I've got Baylor, OSU and Arizona."

Gray talked about his interest in the Texas Longhorns.

"Yes sir, my interest is very high. It is a great school to go to, and I could see myself there. Yeah, my interest is very high," Gray said. "They are not really sending me letters, but they came to my school and talked to me. They just wanted to see me and see my body frame and stuff like that"

A couple of months ago, DeSoto defensive lineman Tony Jerod informed Inside Texas that he and Gray had made a pact to follow 2007 prospect Von Miller to his school of choice. Is Gray dead set on following Miller?

"I don't know about me. I know Tony probably will, but you know me. I've got to decide on my own life and decide on my own future. So, that is up to me and my parents," Gray said.

Gray had a great year running the ball during his junior campaign. He carried the rock 222 times for 1,530 yards and 31 touchdowns. He also scored at least one touchdown throwing, receiving and returning punts.

Gray gutted it out at the combine despite having a cast on his hand due to torn ligaments he suffered during the high school playoffs. He has a lot of heart on and off the football field and showed that throughout the combine Friday and Saturday.

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