January 22, 2022
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DITR: Josh Ray

Josh Ray is a class of 2022 RB out of Lakeshore High School in Mandeville, LA. The 5’8, 185 back possesses a physical, down-hill running style that makes it hard for defenders to bring him down. His yards after contact stood out while evaluating his film, mixed with enough speed to thrash defenses. Joshua has a 3.0 GPA and is ready to be a factor at the next level.

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When did you start playing football?

I started playing when I was 5. Ever since then I just fell in love with it and its ben with me my whole life.

Who are your biggest motivators for playing the game?

My dad and my uncle. They grew up playing football. Me just growing up with them and being around football meant the most to me. They played high school football and won state championships. My goal was to be like them and become big with it.

What kind of value will you bring to a program at the next level?

I will be a leader and work hard. I’ll do my best to make sure I’m the best player I can be.

Tell me what are your greatest strengths on the football field.

My biggest strength is that I can be a powerful runner. I have good speed and can drive the ball up the field.

What do you love most about competing and getting to play football?

Just going head-to-head with other people. I like contact and being physical. Thats the best part about being out there.

What are you looking forward to most about competing in the bowl game?

I’m looking forward to competing against other guys and seeing how they play where they’re from. I want to learn things and get advice to make myself better.

Who are some RBs that you like to study?

Saquon Barkley. Barry Sanders. Even though he was before my time, I like watching him on YouTube doing crazy moves its insane. Another running back I looked up to was Pooka Williams. I always watched his highlights on hudl.

What are some valuable lessons the game of football has taught you?

It taught me how to be physical and stand my own ground. When someone tells you something you have to be ready to stand strong.