We write a lot about our top kids who have all the offers. For the most part we covered them before anyone else even knew who they were as we are lucky enough to see them develop and analyze their films along with their coaches and parents contacting us. But the thing that really winds our clock is the late riser who had a great Junior year but is still developing a name and recognition. Tevin Gray out of Lake Steven is one of those guys.
Gray is a 5'11' 205 lb beast who is built like a prize fighter. He has tremendous physical gifts like speed and quickness and all the intangibles that it takes to be a collegiate football prospect. Having said that his hands and route running ability in the receiver spot, especially in the slot, are even better.
After watching his film one thing above all else stood out. His upper body strength is unreal; and his core power he generates from his hips and torso are obvious. He can stiff arm an opposing DB onto his back with ease and drag multiple tacklers up field. His yards after catch are on the high end of the scale too. Once he gets past the linebackers on most teams it is all over. Tevin is a beast and one could even say he is a bit of a bully out there; but last time we checked that was allowed on the football field.
His wing span is 6'1" and that helps when he is elevating for a football as well. Those long arms are part of how he is able to fend off would be tacklers. He boasts a 4.5 40 yard dash on the lasers and had a quick 4.28 shuttle.
Right now Gray is tossing the shot & throwing the discus and javelin. His 50 foot shot put has him #1 in his league and tells the story of that powerhouse core. That is a distance, while not elite in High School, is certainly at the higher end of the spectrum. He has also been rated 1st or 2nd in Javelin too.
"I was at the EWU Spring game and have visited some other schools as well. WSU, Montana, and Wyoming have been in touch and talking with me," said Gray who is seeing his interest level rise.
As far as production he has 1,400 yards and 13 TD's in the past 2 years and is averaging over 15 yards per catch. With the #1 QB in the Region if not the West in 2016 QB phenom Jacob Eason as his gunslinger Gray looks to be the go to guy this year.
"Jacob is amazing and we are lucky to have him at Lake Stevens. He throws a great ball and I look forward to a great season ahead," said Gray who says their receiver core is loaded.
Keep an eye on Tevin Gray. You coaches reading this need to take the time to review his film and get in touch with him if you have not already. His story ends we believe with a College scholarship in hand! best of luck to tevin Gray; one of the NWPR Top 10 receivers for the Class of 2015.