Tyreik Gray, an ESPN four star running back, ranked #22 in the nation from Houston’s Lamar High School, has decided to commit to UH! Gray has spurned offers from UT, A&M, Oklahoma, Baylor, Wisconsin, and Missouri, among others.
This is exactly what we need: Coach Herman building a “State of Houston” much like Howard Schnellenberger built the “State of Miami” when he took over the Miami Hurricanes program in 1979. Schnellenberger famously convinced a large majority of the local talent in Miami to stay home, build up the local program, and to play in front of close family and friends. Hopefully Coach Herman can do the same with the insane amount of talent here in the Houston metro area. In fact, MyFoxHouston is reporting he chose UH because of Coach Herman:
“I made it because (UH) is closer to home and I wanted my mom to be able to come to the games, and I think academically it’s the best school for me,” Gray said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports.
Gray is 5’11” 187 lbs. and should be a nice backfield option behind Greg Ward, Jr., Kenneth Farrow, and Ryan Jackson.