The word is traveling like a rumor through a high school hallway.
Cypress Falls (Texas) quarterback Kolby Gray introduced himself to the national recruiting scene at the Clarkson Passing Academy in California this weekend in a big way. ESPN producers and Sports Illustrated and New York Times writers were struck by Gray, who drew a media crowd at the elite quarterback camp.
"He had a great weekend and was in the elite group this weekend," Cy Falls coach David Raffield said, who was also on hand. "He made all the throws and he had the best feet in the camp. He's so athletic and that is what grabbed people out there. I can tell you that he's the best prospect in the country without a major Division I offer. That is getting ready to change."
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Gray has been offered by Rice University but is receiving significant interest from the likes of Arizona, Florida and Boise State, among others.
"I think one of the factors is that not many Division I schools actually saw us play in person last year," he said. "He is going to blow up this spring. We have put kids in the NFL and all over college football, and I can tell you that Kolby is the best prospect in the history of this school."
Gray's stats seem to reflect that fact, seeing he threw for 3,331 yards, 33 touchdowns and only five interceptions through a tough 2007 schedule. He also rushed for over 300 yards and eight touchdowns to boot.
"He's a great leader and really spreads the ball around our offense," Raffield said. "He can sit in the pocket but does a great job when he's improvising outside the pocket. He's the total package out there."
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