Gray burning up the track

Gray burning up the track

When Deante' Gray signed with TCU on signing day as part of their 2012 class, the Frogs secured one of Texas' fastest players.

When Deante' Gray signed with TCU on signing day as part of their 2012 class, the Frogs secured one of Texas' fastest players.

Gray was a long time commitment to Stanford, but switched his commitment to TCU just days before signing day. What became Stanford's loss will be a big gain for the Frogs. Its unclear which side of the ball Gray will line up once he hits campus, he's versatile as a receiver and cornerback.

Gray has kept busy since signing day running track for Houston Westside. He has one of the top times in Texas this season in both the 100-meters and 200-meters and recently qualified to the class 5A regionals.

"It's been going pretty good, I just recently qualified in the regionals in the 100, 200 and 4x2," Gray said. "My fastest 100 this year is a 10.61 and my fastest 200 is a 21.5. I won the district in the 200 and I barely got edged out in the 100."

Gray says he continues to stay in contact with TCU. While he hasn't been told just yet on where the staff plans to utilize his abilities, he says just getting on the field will be enough.

"Definitely, I talk to coach Williamson frequently and he always asks how I'm doing and keeps me updated with how the team is doing and stuff," Gray said. "He hasn't told me where I'll play yet; I'm pretty versatile so we'll have to see. I like scoring but being on the field is better than nothing. I like playing on offense but I also like playing defense a lot."

The speedster has kept in contact with former Westside teammate B.J. Catalon who is already on TCU's campus as an early enrollee. Gray says he's already getting plenty of advice from the freshman runningback on how to adjust to college life.

"He said it's an adjustment but he loves it," Gray said of his conversations with Catalon. "He said he already feels like he's a better player. He said the only difference is you have to be a lot more organized than you would be in high school and use his time wisely."

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