September 18, 2009

Tide offers elite Jr. back

In his time at Alabama, head coach Nick Saban has signed at least one elite running back each year for the Crimson Tide. Among the many highly-recruited backs in the 2011 class, few have received more early attention than Hogansville, Ga. running back Quan Bray. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound star rushed for 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons at Callaway High School and has already received more than a dozen offers just weeks into his junior season.

"Florida, Clemson, Georgia and Tennessee offered me a couple weeks ago and I got offers from Alabama, North Carolina, Baylor, Southern Miss and a couple more this week. It's a lot to keep up with now. I want to make sure I look into all the schools that offer me at least a little bit but eventually I will have to cut the list down before I start getting into it seriously. But as of right now, everybody is equal."

Bray led his team to a blowout victory on Thursday night to take Callaway to 2-2 after a shaky start to the season.

"The season has gone well so far. We won 38-7 this week so we're at 2-2 now and I think we're really starting to figure things out on offense."

"We run a spread offense at my high school but we're very physical when we run the ball. I think I would definitely be a good fit for a power running game like Alabama's. I love running between the tackles and hitting holes. It's part of being a true running back."

With recruiting attention likely to be enormous on Bray next summer, the junior back plans on doing lots of unofficial visiting this fall and keeping a relatively low profile heading into his senior year, opting to attend fewer camps and spend more time training and improving his technique.

"I'm going to be doing a lot of traveling this fall and checking out different campuses and going to games. I haven't set any dates yet but I know for sure that Alabama is one of the schools I want to make it to for a game."

"I'll probably make it to a few camps next summer but I'm mostly going to be focused on working out and training and becoming a better football player."

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