Gray still waiting to get noticed
LOS ANGELES - Joseph Gray had just thrown for a school-record 359 yards and three touchdowns and helped lead Los Angeles Dorsey to its second-straight win but the senior quarterback was focused on the few passes that were not completed.
Gray, a two-star prospect by Rivals.com who might have to move up after this impressive performance, wants to get even better as his senior season continues - a scary proposition for Dorsey's future opponents.
Gray set a school record for passing yards according to the Los Angeles Times and on the first play threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to set the tone in Dorsey's decisive 34-17 victory against Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft. He also had touchdown throws of 20 and 37 yards.
"It went pretty good," Gray said. "On the negative side I just want to pick my percentages up. A couple balls sailed on me. That just comes from practice but I'll get that better.
"That first play just set it off. The chemistry and timing from last week, it got all the jitters out. We were one step ahead of them."
Dorsey had an advantage Thursday night playing in its second game of the season, coming off a 41-0 victory over North Hollywood the week before. It was Taft's first game and the obvious opening night mishaps plagued the Toreadors all game.
As far as recruiting, Gray said things remain slow even though he had a bunch of solid performances this summer which included stops at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp, the Berkeley Elite 11 Regional and some B2G workouts.
At this point, San Jose State has been showing the most interest and Gray hopes to pick up an offer soon, especially if he continues to throw the ball so well this season. Idaho and Washington are also showing interest. Dorsey linebacker Matthew Lyons is committed to the Huskies.
"It's kind of slow, Gray said. "Right now all my interest is in San Jose State. I've been talking to them all off-season. It's them, Idaho and Washington and that's about it.
"San Jose State is still waiting but after (Thursday) that's probably going to happen. I'm just going to come in and work hard every week. When they notice, they notice. Until then I'm still going to be working hard."