Cyrus Gray Update

DeSoto, Texas running back Cyrus Gray is a playmaker. He scored touchdowns just about every way imaginable during his junior season. Gray is planning on attending junior days at two Big 12 schools. Is Texas in the mix?

"So far, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, SMU and Notre Dame," Cyrus Gray said when asked about junior day invites. "I will probably go to Oklahoma and Texas A&M. I don't know which when I am going, but they are coming up pretty soon."

Gray is excited about checking out what these Big 12 schools have to offer, but the athletic department is not the only portion of these schools he wants to check out.

"I'm expecting to see how their athletics are," Gray said. "I want to look at each schools graduation rate and see how many athletes graduate. I also want to check out their alumni base and their facilities."

Gray hasn't heard much from Texas lately, but he has been waiting patiently.

"I haven't heard anything yet, but I've been waiting," Gray said when asked about the Longhorns' interest.

Since participating in the U.S. Army National Combine earlier this month, Gray has picked up a scholarship offer from Texas A&M and is waiting for his offer from SMU to come in the mail. At the combine, he claimed to have offers from Baylor, Oklahoma State and Arizona. He is expecting several more to come in the future.

"I'm expecting one from Tulsa, Arkansas and UCLA and also Texas, UT," Gray said.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Gray put up some ridiculous numbers during his junior season. He carried the ball 220 times for 1,510 yards and 31 touchdowns, caught 39 passes for 428 yards and two touchdowns, returned four punts for touchdowns and even threw for a touchdown. His performance earned him All-District, All-Area and Second Team All-5A honors.

Gray was injured in the last game of the regular season when he tore ligaments in his hand. He showed his desire and passion for the game of football when he competed with a cast on his hand during the combine earlier this month.

"It's doing good. I got my cast off around January 18th. I'm back lifting weights and rehabbing," Gray said.

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