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Rivals250 DE Gray has top three

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Rivals250 defensive end Raven Gray has three schools leading for his services. Who is the 6-foot-3, 235-pounder from Enterprise, Ala. looking at and has he scheduled any official visits?
"I'd say his top three are Auburn, Alabama and LSU lead in no particular order," said Enterprise head coach Kevin Collins. "I think he likes the proximity of those schools and seems to enjoy going there to see the ball games. I know he enjoys the SEC atmosphere and all the schools are doing a good job of recruiting him."
Has the four-star prospect scheduled officials?
"He hasn't scheduled any yet as we are still in the playoffs and his and our total focus is staying alive," he said. "He's doing that and is committed to helping the team first and that is certainly to our benefit."
This week the Wildcats square off against undefeated Davidson in the second round of the playoffs.
Up to this point in the season, Gray has played well, but not quite up to his statistics last year.
"Raven is doing what he's always done," he said. "I was just writing the Alabama sports writers about nominating him linemen of the year. Production wise he's dropped off a bit from his junior year where he had 12 sacks, now he has seven, but he has that Lawrence Taylor affect on the game where offenses design ways to stop him and run a lot of screens and draws so he can't take over a game.
"He may not have the numbers, but he's really improved on covering screens and is probably the best reader of them in high school I've seen. He is able to read the quarterback, linemen and chase down the play from behind. He's really improved his pass rush too, he's not just using strength and speed, but now is becoming a total defensive end."
Collins confirmed that the No. 14 strongside defensive end in the county is looking at heading to Tuscaloosa this weekend for the LSU game.
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