March 15, 2011

Gray still favoring Tech

Houston (Texas) Westside wide receiver Deante' Gray left Lubbock a few weeks ago after a Texas Tech junior day with the Red Raiders at the top of his list. He's added an offer from Utah since then, but Tech is still leading the pack for the 2012 standout.

"It's still pretty much the same. I was really feeling Tech when I left there and that's kind of stayed the same since," Gray said. "Their offense is what I feel like I would be perfect for. I really like their offensive coordinator, and of course Coach Chad Scott."

"Coach Scott is one of the coolest coaches I've got to meet so far. He's been up front with me and we developed a really good relationship. He's a guy I already feel like I can trust to have my best interests in mind."

Gray indicated that Utah and Colorado are some of the other programs he's heard from the most recently, but Texas Tech continues to show him the most attention.

"Tech has been recruiting me the hardest. It always makes you feel good to know that somebody wants you to play for them so bad, and that's what it's been like with them so far."

The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder has not attended any other junior days since his trip to West Texas, mostly due to a busy track schedule.

"I don't really have any other plans right now. I've been running track and that's kept me pretty busy," he said. "I thought I might get a chance to get back up to Lubbock for their spring game, but I doubt I'll be able to. I'd like to get there again soon, but I think track will probably keep that from happening for a while."

Although the offense was something that caught Gray's attention, it was what he found when he arrived on campus that has Texas Tech sitting atop his list.

"When I went up there it just felt like a family. The atmosphere was great around campus and around town," Gray said. "Everybody was all about Texas Tech and it just seemed like a place that I would get a lot of support as an athlete. It was definitely a comfortable feeling being there around the coaches and the rest of the players. I can definitely see Lubbock as a place I could stay for four years."

In addition to Tech, Gray currently holds offers from Colorado, UTSA, Tulsa, and Utah. He's also been shown interest by Arizona, Arizona State, Oklahoma, Rice, and Texas A&M.

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