Johnathan Gray was one of the big producers for the Texas Longhorns on Saturday. He rushed for 141 yards and 2 touchdowns in the win against the Kansas State Wildcats. The biggest thing that was learned from his performance on Saturday is that he took the training wheels off and showed the amazing running ability he did in high school.
At Aledo High School, he dominated the competition. Gray scored 205 touchdowns to hold the national record for most high school touchdown. As a true freshman, he led the Longhorns in rushing with 701 yards. Good but not Adrian Peterson numbers for his freshman year. Then after 3 games of under 100 yards and a 1-2 record, Johnathan Gray decided it was time to take over. He looked like the high school senior who would dominate other high schools. Making hard cuts without losing any speed, breaking tackles and getting into the endzone.
Johnathan Gray was not only getting it done on the field, but off the field as well. Johnathan Gray stepped up as a leader on the sidelines. He was loud and sounded in charge. It doesn’t matter that he is a true sophomore, Johnathan Gray won’t accept losing. If you ask Longhorns fans, they don’t care if a leader is a senior or a freshman. The Longhorns needed someone that the players love and will listen to, and Gray stepped up. This is huge for the Longhorns and hopefully this success for Johnathan Gray continues.