ORLANDO, Fla. - Despite being a defensive end prospect, Michael Ray has enjoyed his time at the East Meets West All-American game as an offensive lineman. However, with a recruiting decision around the corner, he's going to see plenty of time on defense in the future.
The 6-foot-2, 237-pounder came off winning a state championship with his La Marque, Texas team and is now competing with some of the nation's top prospects on the West squad. As for recruiting, he has it down to two schools with one more visit to go.
"Kansas is my leader," Ray said. "It's really going to come down between them and Baylor. I've got a visit to Kansas on Jan. 12. I'm not going to commit there though. I may wait a little bit longer after that before I decide."
"Both of those teams are the ones that have shown me the love and are still on me. That's why they're the ones left."
Ray says that both the Jayhawks and the Bears are looking for him on the defensive line. However, his time spent on the offensive line this week has been productive.
In fact, it's what he's used to.
"I mean it's different here and there being on the other side of the ball," Ray said. "But, that's what I played most of the time this past season, so it's tough to say I'm not familiar with the position."
Ray will take the field for the East Meets West All-American game. It is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.