Tray Becton is one of the top skill players in Tennessee and he just picked up his first offer. His…
Becton Knows What He Wants
Tray Becton profile "I have an offer from Memphis and I think Oregon may be close to offering me," said Becton. "They have been contacting me, my coach and my counselor a lot. I am really developing a good relationship with the wide reciever coach there Coach (Scott) Frost. "I have been talking with them about getting out there for camp if I can. If things work out and the head coach is okay with it, I might be able to take an official out there." The hometown Tigers and the cross country Ducks are not the only schools showing interest in the talented wide receiver. "I am hearing from a lot of schools," said Tray. "Arkansas, Miami, Southern Miss, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Alabama are sending me a lot of letters. I went to junior days Arkansas, Southern Miss, Memphis, Alabama and Mississippi State. I took an unofficial to Arkansas, Georgia and Ole Miss." While the destinations have been different, the message from college recruiters has been pretty consistent. "I am getting a lot of the same things from a lot of coaches," said Becton. "They want me to come to camp, so they can see my skills in person." The familiar sales pitch has caused a lot of visits to blur together, but one program's head coach made quite an impression on Tray. "Coach (Bobby) Petrino told me that if you come to Arkansas, you had to find a church to attend," said Becton. "I liked that a lot. No one else has said anything about that. I like the campus a lot there too." When decision time comes, Becton will lean on the advice of some close friends who have made a difference in his life. "Me and my teammate Hunter Long both want to go to the same school together if we can," said Tray. "We've built a good relationship and his dad is almost like another father to me. They have always been there for me since I transferred over from public schools. "Hunter showed me around and introduced me to a lot of people. We're brothers now. His family treats me like I am one of them." Becton believes that a strong summer will yield several more college options to consider. While locale, conference affiliation and playing time are all important factors in making a decision, Tray is more concerned with style of offense. "I want to be in a program that is going to use me multiple ways," said Tray. "I want to be used like Percy Harvin. I want to be versatile like that. I want to play in an offense that will get the ball in my hands a lot of different ways. I want to line up at receiver and sometimes at running back. I want the ball in my hands."
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