October 3, 2010

Bray impressed with UA crowd

LaGrange (GA) Troup athlete Quan Bray was one of a huge group of elite prospects in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night to witness the top-ranked Crimson Tide's 31-6 drubbing of the Florida Gators and the four-star playmaker said with the noise level hitting deafening volumes during the game, he wasn't surprised at the results of the game.

"I had a great time at the game," Bray said. "The atmosphere during the game was absolutely crazy. It was so loud every time Florida's offense came to the line. I don't know how anybody could play with that kind of noise going on."

"Alabama just dominated in all areas. They look like a championship team right now. At this point, they have shown they can do it on the road and at home. It's really impressive to see how they kind of adjust as the game goes on and really start to take advantage of some of the things the other team is doing. That's what great players and great coaches do."

Bray said the game also helped illustrate to him the Crimson Tide coaching staff's plan of how they would like to use him in the Alabama offense.

"I talked to Coach (Kirby) Smart and Coach (Burton) Burns while I was there and it was good to catch up with them. They talk to me a lot about playing kind of a combination role of a running back and a slot receiver, a little bit like what they do with Marquis Maze right now. You can see that they use all of his skills during the game, not just as a receiver but running and throwing the ball and as a returner."

"They said they really like my speed and my hands and I like that Alabama's offense is really not just built totally around their running backs. They spread the ball around pretty good and they really use all their playmakers."

While Bray has narrowed his list to a top five, he isn't ready to name a favorite just yet and said he probably won't name one until he's ready to make a final decision.

"I don't have one favorite right now but in my top group it would be Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia and Florida. I don't really want to set a decision day or anything like that. I will know when I've seen enough to make a decision and I won't hesitate or draw it out after that. Once I'm sure about my decision, I'll go ahead and commit."

Bray is rated the No. 15 athlete prospect in the nation by Rivals.com and the No. 120 overall prospect in the nation.

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