5-Star running back Jonathan Gray (5'11/195) of Aledo, Texas had one of the
best State Championship performances in high school history. He posted 323 yards
and a whopping eight touchdowns in Aledo's 69-34 victory over La Marque. Gray
committed to Texas earlier this year.
The accolades have come in droves for Scout's No. 2 ranked running back nationally, and while they're deserved, Gray would be the first to tell you that he doesn't accomplish anything without the help of his offensive line.
While Gray is headed to the Longhorns following his career, one of the players who helped pave the way for him has chosen the Aggies.
Michael Wilson (6'5/255) is a versatile lineman that typically lines up at left tackle, but at times Wilson can be seen lining up at tight end or right tackle. At any of his three spots, he's comfortable playing in space as he's not usually covered by a tight end.
Wilson has quick feet and hands and a good drop step. He has good flexibility and covers a lot of ground in his backpedal without sacrificing balance. He uses his hands and arms well keeping an on rushing defender at bay. Wilson can change directions and pull block upfield and engage linebackers or even safeties. He'll need to get bigger and stronger and add weight as he matures, but the tools are all in place. Wilson is currently rated 4-Stars by Scout.com.
While Wilson and Gray may have different destinations in 2012, the goal for 2011 is a simple one, keep blowing open holes, keep running through them, and keep winning championships.
Here is a look at Wilson (and Gray) in action from the State Championship Game.
#71 OT Michael Wilson (#32 Jonathan Gray)