Lewisville (Texas) Hebron junior offensive tackle Joel Gray is already widely considered to be one of the top line prospects in the Lone Star State for the class of 2009. And now he can officially say he's picked up his first written scholarship offer.
Texas Tech was the first school to send an offer to the 6-foot-6, 288-pound tackle prospect, according to Gray's father, Eddie Gray.
"He's very excited and proud to have that first offer," his father said.
"But he's still concentrating on next Friday's game."
Gray is getting plenty of national attention. He's been linked with Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Florida, Notre Dame, Arkansas, Alabama, Louisville and Nebraska. With the first offer on the table, expect even more to come in after schools review early season junior tape on him.
Gray turned in a stellar sophomore season for Lewisville Hebron in 2006, earning all-district honors and catching the eyes of several college coaching staffs.
The blue-chip lineman was poised to take his game to another level this off-season, but an ACL tear in spring football set him back several months.
He's now off and running as one of the Lone Star State's best for 2009.