Time to break up the NCAA tournament talk to let everyone know that Rivals has released their first set of star ratings yesterday and the top prospect in the nation, as of now, is 5-11, 190-pound running back Johnathan Gray who comes from Aledo, Texas.
Gray already set the Texas state record for most touchdowns in a season with 57, oh and he had a 320-yard eight-touchdown performance in the state championship which his team naturally won. TCU is one of the early front-runners to land Gray to go along with Texas and Texas A&M, and it looks like with TCU's recent success coupled with their move to the Big East that the Horned Frogs are able to get a higher quality recruit.
Experts weigh in on Gray and why he is a five-star recruit:
"Gray is one of the best backs to come out of the state of Texas in recent memory and that is a huge compliment. He has a great combination of size, speed and agility that make him tough to bring down." --Brian Perroni
"Gray is one of the most productive backs in high school football history. When I saw him as a sophomore in the second round of the playoffs he started off slow but kept hammering away, eventually wearing down the Stephenville defense. That's when I knew he had what it takes to become an every-down difference maker at the next level." -- Barry Every
Even with the move to the Big East getting a recruit of his caliber is unprecedented for TCU, and it would even be more sweet to snag a recruit who Texas and Texas A&M are interested in. Nonetheless, college football recruiting nerds can check the early star ratings of recruits and see what school's are interested in who.