Aledo's Gray to announce college choice Friday

Johnathan Gray is about to make one college football program very happy.

The Aledo junior, considered to be the top high school running back in Texas, has scheduled a press conference for Friday morning on his high school campus to announce his oral commitment choice.

TCU, Texas and Texas A&M are reported to be highest on Gray’s list, but he has not revealed which school he will select.

Gray (5-foot-10, 195 pounds), the ESPN RISE Mr. Football USA national player of the year, rushed for 3,221 yards and established a Texas single-season record for rushing touchdowns with 59. He scored 368 points.

He helped Aledo go 16-0 and win its second consecutive Class 4A Division II state title.

In Aledo’s 69-34 rout of La Marque in the championship game, Gray rushed for 323 yards and eight touchdowns at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.