The junior college programs in Kansas and Iowa are finalizing their rosters for the upcoming season.…
JUCO safety to watch
One of the top prospects at Fort Scott Community College is safety James Gray. The ballhawking defender is one of the more highly recruited stars among the junior college programs in Kansas. Gray already holds two offers and is hearing from several others. "North Texas and Kansas have offered so far," he said. "I've also seen interest from Boise State, Arkansas, Colorado, East Carolina, and Northern Illinois. Florida State and Miami have both reached out once as well." The Jayhawks are the first BCS conference school to offer Gray and he couldn't be happier to know he has it in his grasps. "It's pretty nice," Gray explained. "It's great to know I have the option to play big-time college football at the highest level. It's a great school and I'm excited the offer has come." The Kansas staff has conveyed to him that he is a primary prospect for them going forward and near the top of their board. "They will stay in touch with me," Gray shared. "The whole defensive staff wants to stay in contact with me. They'd love to have me on the field for them. They like me at safety and say I can be a playmaker for them and that they'd be proud to coach someone like me." "It's a big-time school," he added about the Jayhawks. "I'll probably visit. I'm waiting and seeing what other schools might join the mix. I want to take all five official visits and I'm waiting for things to slow down to narrow it down to what schools will get them." Gray also discussed the interest he's received from the other programs that may be close to offering. "Boise State was recruiting me the hardest at one point," he stated. "They came at the beginning of spring practices. They showed me a lot of interest and we talked on the phone a few times. Arkansas was the first school to come by and show interest. Colorado was very interested at the beginning of the Spring but I haven't heard from them as much lately." "I really like Boise State," he continued. "It's a top 25 program and they win a lot of games. There's good tradition established there and I like the way they play. Arkansas is an SEC school and that's the main thing I like about them. I also think East Carolina could offer soon. They're smaller and I think some of the bigger schools want to see how I do this season before they offer."
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