Marvray Talks With More Schools

Ricky Marvray, the 6-0, 190-pound receiver from Corona (Calif.) Centennial, told us before that he'd probably commit to UCLA if the Bruins offered. Now a few months later, we check in with Marvray and see if his recruitment has changed...

Corona (Calif.) Centennial receiver Ricky Marvray (6-0, 190) is still sitting on seven scholarship offers, but the dialogue that has taken place with a handful of Pac-10 schools during the summer has given Marvray reason to think that the offer list could be expanding.

"I've been talking with California, UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State during the summer and they've all been saying that they really want to watch the first few games of my senior year and, that if I do what they expect me to, I will get an offer."

San Diego State, Wyoming, Utah, Montana State, Army, Air Force and Northwestern have all offered Marvray, but the SoCal native is hoping to see the Pac-10 schools open the vault and offer him.

"UCLA is still my heavy favorite and I would still probably commit on the spot if they offered me," said Marvray. "I've been corresponding with (UCLA receiver coach) Coach (Reggie) Moore, and he's basically been talking to me about how they're kind of stacked at receiver, but they have an athlete position open. And that athlete position could be mine."

Marvray said that under what circumstances the Bruins offer him he'd welcome it, but he's hoping to get an offer as a receiver.

He camped at UCLA for their 1-Day Camp, coming for a short period after taking the SAT, and he earned rave reviews, consistently beating ex-UCLA committed corner Marlon Pollard in the 1-on-1s. A few weeks later, Marvray returned to Westwood for the first day of the 3-Day Camp.

"I only went for the first day, but I thought I did really well and impressed the coaches," said Marvray. "They said then they just wanted to see more from the beginning of the season."

Marvray and UCLA's committed quarterback Richard Brehaut worked together on numerous occasions during the spring, and the two developed a nice rapport.

"Every time we meet, the chemistry is there and it's like we've been playing together forever," said Marvray. "He hits me perfectly in stride every throw. It's like Matt Scott (the former Centennial quarterback) is throwing to me all over again."

Marvray also camped at San Diego State, his final camp after what turned out to be one of the more impressive performances of the spring. He was one of the top receivers at the UnderArmour/ Combine in Los Angeles and the Nike Camp in L.A.

"I just wanted to go out there and prove myself against the best players and I think I did," said Marvray.

From there, Marvray focused on passing leagues with Centennial, the Huskies working on their offense as they look to return to the state championship game.

"We've got a tough schedule to start. We open with Chaparral but then we get Mater Dei in the second game and then Clovis West," said Marvray. "But we're ready."

Marvray was the #2 receiver for the Huskies' largely ground-dominant offense, yet still had 33 receptions for 753 yards and nine touchdowns on his way to helping the Huskies to the CIF-SS Inland Division title and a runner-up berth in the CIF State D-I Championship Game.

Academically, Marvray has a 3.5 GPA.

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