Dorsey QB Will Camp At UCLA

Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey quarterback Joseph Gray has had a very good spring on the camp circuit and he'll camp with UCLA in June...

One quarterback we've seen quite a bit of this spring is Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey's Joseph Gray (6-0, 185).

Gray was one of the better passers we saw at the Los Angeles and Stanford Nike Camps as well as the Elite 11 in Berkeley.

Mechanically, Gray looks much more fluid and his throwing motion refined compared to the fall, which has helped him look sharp during the spring.

Now Gray is just hoping that improvement in his mechanics will translate into some offers.

"We've had coaches come by from San Diego State, Texas Tech, Idaho and Washington," said Gray. "And I'm hearing from UCLA, Washington State, Arizona State, Arizona and USC some too."

Gray said that most coaches are telling him to camp at their schools this summer so they can get a closer look at him.

"I'm planning to camp at San Diego State and UCLA for sure," said Gray. "I'm also going to the Nike Camp at BYU and then B2G in July too just to keep throwing."

Gray said too, that the same coaches are telling him to be patient, that it may be necessary to watch him some in the fall too.

"A lot of them are saying that they're going to watch my first two games and then decide if they'll offer me," said Gray. "Even if they brought me in as a second quarterback, I'm not afraid to compete. I have to have the mindset that I'm going to compete wherever I go and I'm not afraid to compete for the job."

Gray said that some questions have risen about his size, but he looked to the Super Bowl MVP for inspiration.

"I don't have that big size that quarterbacks are supposed to have, but I compare myself to Drew Brees, and he knocked down the barrier that you have to be a big quarterback to win. I look up to him as a quarterback."

Gray said he's looking forward to the fall, when Dorsey will face a tough schedule that he thinks will further prepare him, with games against Taft, Crenshaw and either Crespi or Servite.

"It will be a good chance against some good DBs for me," said Gray.

Last fall, Gray helped lead the Dons to the City Section Semifinals, and a 9-4 record. He finished 112-for-199 for 1,932 yards and threw 18 touchdown passes to nine interceptions, while running for three touchdowns.


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