The phone rang off the hook in Logan Gray's house Wednesday night. Teams were jockeying to be the team that left the best and lasting impression on the 6-foot-2, 180-pound dual-threat quarterback from Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge.
"Michigan State, Northwestern and Missouri called," Gray said. "We had some good conversations, just like I've had with other school before. Michigan State just offered me, which is very interesting."
It's definitely interesting because the Spartans already have one of the nation's top quarterbacks, Keith Nichol, already committed to them.
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"They said they're going to sign two quarterbacks this year, I guess," Gray, who threw for 2,180 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior, said.
With scholarship offers from teams all over the country like Auburn, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, N.C. State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas A&M, the newest offer was another notch in his belt. It was a welcome one indeed, but it's just going to make his decision even tougher when the time comes.
In the past Gray had listed Florida, Georgia and Auburn as his top teams, but he says now he is still pretty open, but Florida, UGA and Mizzou top his list. He lists Florida, UGA, Missouri, Cal, Auburn, Texas A&M, Tennessee, N.C. State and South Carolina as his top nine schools.
Don't expect Gray to show up at any summer camps in June and July. He's focused on working out with his team and helping Rock Bridge prepare for what should be a grueling start to its season.
"The only place I have plans on going to is with my team this weekend to the Vanderbilt 7-on-7," Gray said. "We have a tough schedule this year, which includes (Kansas City) Rockhurst and Springdale, Ark., so we have to be prepared for it."