Some coaches prefer to call early in the day on May 1 and others decide to wait until when a kid is home from school to make that first call. The second technique is the approach that Georgia assistant Mike Bobo used with Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge quarterback Logan Gray on Monday.
"Mike Bobo was the first to call me, and that was really impressive," Gray said. "I got a couple of text messages though, too, and Colorado was at the school today. Then a little bit later in the evening California called me for the first time.
"They're going to come out to the school next week to see me."
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So for Gray, who might be the top player in Missouri for the class of 2007, it was a big day as two of the nation's top quarterback schools checked in with him early on.
Gray, who is 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, already has an impressive slew of scholarship offers. He is planning on attending the NIKE Training Camp and EA Sports Elite 11 regional workout in Gainesville, Fla., later this month. He then will spend some time checking out Florida, one of the top teams that have offered him.
Along with an UGA and UF offers, he lists Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, North Carolina, N.C. State and South Carolina as teams that have already stepped up with scholarship offers.
Gray still plans on taking his time with the recruiting process and isn't ready to declare a clear cut leader. Over the last two years, Gray had 4,196 yards passing and 42 touchdowns. He also had seven rushing scores.