Texas Recruiting: Nothing Gray about Johnathan's game

Aledo high school's running back Johnathan Gray is nothing short of excellent. He's already one upped current NFL players Cedric Benson, Jordan Shipley, and Jacquizz Rodgers in one category, which is total touchdowns. Gray is only two games into his senior season at Aledo, and he is already only three touchdowns away from breaking the all-time record for most total touchdowns in Texas high school football history. The record is currently owned by Traylon Shead, a redshirt freshman running back at the University of Texas.

Having seen the Texas commit play first hand I can tell you that he may be one of the best high school atheltes that I have ever seen. He has been playing varsity since his freshman year, and even then he was better than everyone else. During his sophomore campaign he rushed for 2,670 yards and 45 touchdowns, but then outdid himself his junior year when he rushed for 3,221 yards, and also set a Texas high school single season rushing touchdown record by getting into the end zone 59 times. He was named ESPN Rise Mr. football USA national player of the year after that season.

Gray definitely does not shy away in big games either. He already has two state championships under his belt. In last years class 4A Division II state championship game

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he rushed for 323 yards and 8 touchdowns as Aledo beat perennial power La Marque High School 69-34. The 5-10, 195 lb back isn't just a bruiser in between the tackles either, he has quite a bit of speed, and has showed it off in track and field. He is a 3 time district champion in the 100 meter dash.

The touchdown record is also not the only record that Gray is approaching this season either. He needs 3,295 yards to become the 2nd all time leading rusher in Texas state history, and 4,240 to break the record.

With Texas already adding 5 star running back Malcom Brown this season, Gray could possibly mix in and provide a lethal 1-2 punch with Brown in 2012. So Johnathan the eyes of Texas are upon you, and although his last name is Gray, he sure makes the future of the Longhorns look very bright.

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