Houston (Texas) Episcopal Rivals250 to Watch running back Tyreik Gray currently holds offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Houston Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State but it has stayed quiet for the most part on the recruiting circuit.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound back and the Houston Episcopal coaching staff have stayed in touch with the five schools who have offered Gray, but there have not been many new teams jumping in the mix. However, one Big 12 program did recently get involved.
"Texas came in last week on Friday," Episcopal head coach Steve Leisz said." It was coach Wyatt, and he told me 'Coach, this guy can play every position on the field. He can do whatever you want him to do' and he said plan on an offer.'"
Another thing also quickly caught the attention of the Texas coach.
"The first thing Wyatt said when he saw him was 'You are a lot bigger than what I've been told. Than what you look like on film,'" Coach Leisz said. "He's big, he's thick."
Like recruiting, when it comes to unofficial visits, it has been pretty quiet, and when he has he has taken visits, he has stayed close to home.
"He has been to two UofH games, and he was going to go to the Oklahoma State game when they were here and he ended up…his good friend, who plays at Lamar, his dad invited him to go to the Lamar game because he was playing that day," Coach Leisz said. "So he ended up going there."
As for favorite schools, again he has been pretty quiet.
"He has not said a word," Coach Leisz said. "It's funny because he likes both the Oklahoma schools, he really likes Baylor…Arizona State, he hasn't seen much of them. He talked to them last year and they've contacted him but he doesn't know much about them so that's the only downside. And he's been to a couple of UofH games and they treated him really well when he showed up. The athletic director talked to him and the coaching staff talked to him."
On the field, Gray has been far from quiet however. In 2013 he is averaging over 17 yards a carry with 34 carries for 587 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also has 3 receptions for 54 yards and 2 touchdowns while Episcopal has moved to 3-0 on the season.
As a sophomore, Gray rushed for 1,586 yards and 27 touchdowns on 164 carries, and caught 8 passes for 162 yards and 1 touchdown. He also ran a 10.6 100m in the state finals.
Nope, there is nothing quiet about that.