Corona (Calif.) Centennial receiver Ricky Marvray (5-11.5, 180) was the star of the show at UCLA’s 1-Day Camp two weeks ago. Last weekend, he followed it up with a good performance at USC’s camp.
Now Marvray is hoping his return trip to Westwood on Sunday will be enough to land him an offer for the Bruins.
“I hope so,” said Marvray. “I think if I show again like I did at the last camp, they’ll offer me. And the same thing stands. I wouldn’t let whoever asked me the question finish before I’d accept it.”
That Marvray is having to come back is of no bother to him.
“Coach (Reggie) Moore said he really liked me but they didn’t get to work with me as much because I came late because of the SAT. He said he just wants to work with me a little more, work on my route running. And that’s cool because at this camp I’ll be able to get coached more. I’m excited to go back and I hope I impress them. Pretty much every coach liked what they saw,” said Marvray.
Marvray’s performances the last few weekends have come as somewhat of a surprise to him.
Three weeks ago, it was earning all-combine honors at the UnderArmour/Scout Combine in Los Angeles, two weeks ago it was an impressive performance at UCLA and then last weekend came his showing at USC.
“I kind of surprised myself a little bit,” said Marvray. “I never doubted myself, but I didn’t think I would do as well as the coaches told me I did. At USC, I guess I put on another good showing, though it wasn’t as good as how I did at UCLA. But it was cool.”
Marvray said he’s pretty transparent about his liking for UCLA.
“They’ve always been the favorite,” said Marvray. “I’ve been waiting to get some attention and trying to talk to them. I went up to Coach (Rick) Neuheisel after the camp to thank him for having me and that I was a big UCLA fan, and he said ‘keep it up and you’ll be a Bruin.’ I love UCLA so going to the camps have been fun. I just needed the right time.”
Marvray doesn’t lack for offers, holding ones from Wyoming, Utah, Montana State, Army, Air Force and Northwestern. But UCLA holds a special place for him.
“I’m all about academics and that’s what I like about UCLA,” said Marvray. “I hear their medical program is top-notch and I want to major in sports medicine. I always knew what the school was like. My dad took me up there just to see it and see what college life is like.”
While the Bruins head his list, Northwestern, Utah, Wyoming and Montana State round out his top five and Oregon and Oregon State are other schools he’s got interest in along with USC and San Diego State.”
Marvray was the #2 receiver for the Huskies largely ground-dominant offense, yet still had 33 receptions for 753 yards and nine touchdowns en route to helping the Huskies to the CIF-SS Inland Division title and a runner-up berth in the CIF State D-I Championship Game.
Academically, Marvray has a 3.5 GPA.