Recruiting starting to take off for RB Quan Bray

Quan Bray is very excited about this recruiting stuff. He really is. He just hasn’t had a chance to really get into it yet.

A four-star running back prospect from Callaway High School in Hogansville, Bray has received upward of 25 scholarship offers so far. But up until now it hasn’t meant much more than a bunch of stacks of mail. Bray has been too busy competing in one sport or another to really break down and study why he might like School A more than School B.

“That’s what I’m trying to do now,” said Bray, who was sorting through his offers with coach Pete Wiggins on Tuesday afternoon. “I plan on visiting a couple of schools; I’m just trying to figure out which ones. I just got done playing basketball so I really haven’t had time to do it yet. Now I’m running track, but I don’t think track is going to interfere with me going places over the weekend. So I’m going to try to set up some trips.”

Bray (5-11, 180) said Alabama and Clemson were two places he intends to get to in the next couple of weeks. He also mentions Georgia and Kentucky as schools that are showing intense recruiting interest.

Bray is mentioned as a strong Alabama lean on a lot of recruiting message boards and chatrooms. He said he’s not sure where that’s coming from.

“That’s just people making assumptions,” Bray said. “You know how people get sometimes. I’ve got a couple of friends at Alabama. I have friends at Georgia, too. I’m going to take all my visits and see what’s best for me.”

Bray said his recruitment, slow and steady last fall, picked up considerable steam in the last month or so.

“Actually it has kicked into overdrive here lately,” he said. “A lot of mail is starting to come in, letters, cards, posters and stuff. It’s a little overwhelming. Sometimes you don’t even open it. There’s so many you can’t sit there and open it and all or you’ll be there all day.”

That’s why Bray plans to narrow the field soon. “I’m going to try to get it down to five pretty soon. and go from there,” he said.

It’s easy to see why all the fuss. As a quarterback last season, Bray had more than 1,000 yards in both rushing and passing. That was the third consecutive season he’d broken the 1,000-yard barrier.

“Quan has started for us since his freshman year,” Callaway coach Pete Wiggins said. “He rushed for over 1,000 yards at tailback that year. As a sophomore he rushed for right at 1,100 yards at tailback. Then this year as a junior we moved him to quarterback and he rushed for over 1,000 and threw for over 1,000. He works extremely hard in the weight room, he’s got good grades, he’s a three-sport kid. And he’s a humble kid. That’s why these colleges like him.”

He has certainly been a winner for Callaway. He led the Cavaliers into the quarterfinals of the Class AA state football playoffs as a quarterback last fall. As a guard on the basketball team, he helped Callaway reach the final eight of the basketball playoffs before it was ousted this past weekend.

As for recruiting, Bray is competitive about that, too. He knows Isaiah Crowell of Carver-Columbus is generally considered the top running back in the state and he’s aware of all the good backs across the South this year. Bray believes he should be mentioned in the same breath.

“A lot of people have a lot of opinions,” Bray said. “That’s where I want to be, at the top with the best players. That’s why I put all this work into it, to be at the top.”

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March 10th, 2010
10:04 am

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Vick=Dog killing thug

March 10th, 2010
10:05 am

Sounds like this kid is a good catch. Hope he gains weight and keeps his speed?

JB

March 10th, 2010
10:08 am

The kid out of Carver-Columbus is Bama bound, thus I think( and hope) Bray becomes a Bulldog. He is a stud.

#1 BAMA FAN

March 10th, 2010
10:23 am

BAMA might get them both! Let them both come in and battle for a position, that always helps to put the best team on the field. RTR

TuckDAWG

March 10th, 2010
10:35 am

If these kids are smart they will seperate themselves from eachother, im all for competion but 2 freshman need their own space if one of them was already there i could understand if another went there but in the same year thats just not smart

bigdawg01

March 10th, 2010
10:47 am

UGA wants Crowell. They will do everything in their power to get him…

BAMA FAN #2

March 10th, 2010
10:50 am

After Mark Ingram won the Heisman Trophy Alabama is on the radar for some of the best running backs in the country. The Brown kid in Texas and Crowell in Georgia and the best running back in
Florida visited Tuscaloosa this past weekend!! Ala Freaking Bama is on a roll!! RTR

McDawg

March 10th, 2010
10:52 am

does he have a boyfriend that we can make an offer to

the truth

March 10th, 2010
10:56 am

bama…you’re done this year. say hello to losses v. ark, lsu, and miss st.

The (half) Truth

March 10th, 2010
10:58 am

Quan,
Did you know that when I was having my stroke I saw a vision of you and me standing next to Wally Gator on the podium lifting the NC crystal ball. That;s why I came back…just for you.
Love,
Urban

Quan

March 10th, 2010
11:00 am

Urban, you’re gay. End of that recruitment.

South Ga Dawg

March 10th, 2010
11:00 am

We will get either he or Crowell. Mark it down!

bank walker

March 10th, 2010
11:01 am

Where is all the Alabama talent?

Delbert D.

March 10th, 2010
11:06 am

1000 yds rushing + 1000 yds passing = “athlete” = future on punt coverage team at Alabama.

bruce mac

March 10th, 2010
11:09 am

Calm down Bama fans, you are getting too cocky. It is always better to be humble, all this chest beating will get you is egg on the smacker. Let it happen and shut the heck up.

BAMA FAN #2

March 10th, 2010
11:22 am

Bruce Mac if the dawgs had to deal with Mike Dubose,Shula,Dirty Old Man,Coach Leave In the Night Fran and than get the best football college coach who wins a NC in his 3rd year at Bama you would be
very happy camper!! I am not going to SHUT UP SO DEAL WITH IT!!! RTR

GoldenDawg

March 10th, 2010
11:36 am

BAMA FAN #2 I see that you are not #1. Just remember from satins past that everytime he haas gotten a team to this point he is usaully gone in a year or two. It’s like he needs the challenge. So when RTR is down hill be ready to take your medicine.

1eyedJack

March 10th, 2010
11:48 am

I read these blogs every day just so I can keep abreast of how many NCs Bama claims.

HardTruth Soldier

March 10th, 2010
11:51 am

Bama Fans, Know this, and remember it, UGA in the last30 years has produced twice as many Tailbacks to the next level, if only these recruiters start giving these kids that info it would be a ” no brainer” for all of them. Let’s show a little of that Montgomery film of MLK to them and it’s a lock to not go to BAMA!

HardTruth Soldier

March 10th, 2010
11:56 am

Satan gone with the wind is done in two years, I smell Notre Dame and 6 million per!

BAMA FAN #2

March 10th, 2010
11:57 am

When Saban leaves Bama to retire or go some where else it will be a sad day but a lot of good coaches would love to take his place at Bama. Saban builds football programs like nobody else, look
at LSU Les Miles could not coach his way out of paper bag but won a NC with talent left from Saban.
Alabama was the laughning stock of the NCAA and SEC back in 2000 to 2007 but nobody is laughning any more at Bama except the crimson tide laughning at the rest of the SEC!! RTR

BAMA FAN #2

March 10th, 2010
11:59 am

Bama will sign the top 5 running backs for there upcoming class.

BAMA FAN #2

March 10th, 2010
12:03 pm

I have posters of many fine athletes on my bedroom walls. Sometimes I fall asleep looking at my posters. Life is Good as a Bama Fan.

BAMA FAN #2

March 10th, 2010
12:03 pm

HardTruth Solider, Georgia had a governor back in the day that was just as bad as George Wallace ever was!!

Hard truth liar

March 10th, 2010
12:03 pm

Posting your dreams doesn’t make it real. Saban staying and owns you, Myer staying and owns you, even lil Kiffin owned you so bad in his one year he said he could NEVER loose to you! Maybe USC will go 7-5 and ya’ll can play him again in the shrevport bowl, lol.

BAMA FAN #2

March 10th, 2010
12:11 pm

Bama Stan I need you to take over for the Bama fans because I have to go to work!! RTR

BaMAM FAN #2

March 10th, 2010
12:17 pm

yes, you know what i do with those posters. ooohhh saban.

brick

March 10th, 2010
12:19 pm

Bammer will be very lucky to sign either of the RBs from Ga, if you can read Bray was curious as to where him being a Bammer lean was coming from. Don’t worry Bammer Fan #2, someone will get the fries out before they burn.

BAMA FAN #2

March 10th, 2010
12:27 pm

Guys you made my day saying crazy stuff about the posters and fries burning!! WORD OUT!! RTR

hind tit

March 10th, 2010
12:27 pm

that would be aladambama to some.

RxDawg

March 10th, 2010
12:34 pm

Callaway High is part of the LaGrange school systems.

Although it is kind of right in between LaGrange and Hogansville.

BAMACHICK

March 10th, 2010
12:41 pm

All these cocky comments from us BAMA fans is what is starting to give us a bad name….We need to Celebrate with Class….RTR!!!!

SEC Recruitniks are closet gays

March 10th, 2010
12:43 pm

drooling all over themselves about some 18 year old boy. Those lilting/gay southern accents are the icing on the cake

jj

March 10th, 2010
12:44 pm

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Dog Dawg

March 10th, 2010
12:44 pm

I’m not taking anything from Ingram because he was/is a grreat back, but Alabama’s offensive line won the Heisman for him.

I’m sure the running backs mentioned above will do a great job wherever they go, but whichever team has the best O-line is which back will look the best.

Bamafan

March 10th, 2010
12:57 pm

The real reason why Bama has had a powerful running game is the line coach!! Coach Pendry I may
have misspelled his name is a NFL guy who was friends with Saban from the good ole days from
West By God Virginia!! He has done a wonderful job with the offense line in 08 and 09!!

Monticello Dawg

March 10th, 2010
12:58 pm

There was an indirect reference made to Gov. Lester Maddox earlier in response to the mention of George Wallace. Whatever faults Lester had, keep two things in mind- his administration hired more blacks than any previously in Georgia, and secondly, he left office no better off financially than when he went in. How many governors before or since could say that.

hunkerdown

March 10th, 2010
12:58 pm

Great attitude and work ethic. Keep up the good work and stay healthy. Best wishes to you!

2011 National Championship

March 10th, 2010
1:00 pm

The BCS title-winning Crimson Tide rubs shoulders in the White House with the President of the United States

Magic Man

March 10th, 2010
1:06 pm

Sounds like a good kid. Good luck to him wherever he goes. Would love to have him or Crowell. And, make no mistake, neither are a lock for anywhere at this point. Need I remind you, we have 329 days until signing day.

Other Tide fan

March 10th, 2010
1:11 pm

The reality is that these kids usually even the talent out. Crowell will go one place probably Bama and Bray will go elsewhere probably UGA. They know where every one is going and the fact is there is enough talent around that everyone is going to have at least 1 or 2 great running backs.

2011 National Championship

March 10th, 2010
1:12 pm

ESPN will televise the University of Alabama’s annual A-Day spring game on April 17

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

March 10th, 2010
1:23 pm

we still have 10 months to go till next year- we’ll see.

September 2010

March 10th, 2010
1:37 pm

University of Alabama board of trustees gave approval to begin stadium expansion of the south endzone, with a capacity of approximately 101,000, which, upon its completion, will make Bryant-Denny Stadium the largest stadium in the Southeastern Conference, as Neyland Stadium is currently undergoing renovations, which will reduce its current conference-leading seating capacity from 102,037 to 100,011

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filtar

March 10th, 2010
1:46 pm

Hey bama fan try posting on your own papers site, i will say this, i think its hilarious you guys are so pumped about ingram. He won the Heisman in a year that the race was garbage. My 5 year old couldve placed in the voting. Funny part is richardson was a better back than ingram from day one. If your gonna brag about a tailback at ur school at least get the right one.

obomaisaclown

March 10th, 2010
1:56 pm

Looks like Auburn will take the state of Alabama this year. They look to sign 7 or 8 of the top 13.. Funny this kid loved AUBURN last week and names it it his top thee bama was not even talked about .LOOKS like Auburn will clean up again because this kids have caught on to Sabans lies and over signing and cutting kids. Look for another Saban rule.

Hey, September 2010

March 10th, 2010
1:58 pm

You can add all the seats you want. But that Stadium will still be a dump.

GT fan

March 10th, 2010
2:08 pm

NCAA called and sanctions will be headed Alabama’s way. RTR

SGT CHRIS

March 10th, 2010
2:21 pm

I have seen Quan Bray play, and right now the best offense for him would be at Ga Tech. They run a veer/option-I attack, and it wouldnt be too hard of a switch to the triple option. He would surely be a bigger/better dual threat than nesbitt is now because Quan can throw better.

Spiller Time

March 10th, 2010
3:06 pm

Sounds like another Clemson Tiger in the making. He’ll be a nice addition to our 4 and 5 star backs in Harper and Ellington.

RB U! GO TIGERS!!