Ray, a senior quarterback has thrown for 1,313 yards and 10 touchdowns and rushed for 406 yards and two touchdowns for the Cougars (1-6). Ray has committed to play with Louisiana Lafayette. He also had offers from Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Arizona State, Tulane and Arkansas State, but those schools were recruiting him as an athlete.

What made you commit to ULL and are there any updates on your recruiting?

They are giving me the opportunity to play quarterback, and I felt comfortable there. It’s too good of an opportunity to pass up. Since I committed, I picked up another offer from Western Kentucky.

What do you think about the new uniforms and helmets the Rajun Cajuns wore Tuesday night?

That black is really nice. I wish we could have those uniforms and that helmet at Cox.

How tough has it been this season, putting up the big numbers but having just one win?

From a personal standpoint, it’s been tough because this is my last year wearing a Cougar uniform. But at the same time we have to not give up. I’m just trying to get them ready every week for these district games. It’s been disappointing, but we just try to put the last game behind us and get ready for the next week.

You play one of the best defenses around this week (John Ehret). What are your thoughts on this week’s game against John Ehret?

Ehret has a lot of great athletes, particularly Dejon Harris. I have been knowing him for a very long time. And they have Michael Divinity. They have a lot of good athletes and we know they are going to be aggressive. And we have been preparing and just have to see what happens.

How tough has it been never having played in a playoff game?

Hopefully God has a plan for me and after these next three games maybe we can squeeze in there someway, somehow.

Who is the best player you have ever played against in high school?

I would have to say Speedy Noil (Edna Karr).

If you could have one guy from another team as a teammate, who would it be?

Give me Tyron Johnson from Easton. I would love to throw the ball to him.

Who are you listening to before the game to get pumped up?

Lil Wayne and Chief Keef

Who is your favorite person to follow on Twitter?

My teammate, Jahmal Tillman

Why do you wear No. 7?

Because of Michael Vick. That’s the only reason. Hopefully I can get it in college too. I have been trying to advocate for it.

Who is your favorite NFL team?

The Saints.

Why do you think they have a losing record?

They don’t finish games. Other than Dallas, they just haven’t finished.

That’s their biggest problem. They have to learn to play a full 60 minutes of football. I think they’ll beat Green Bay this week though. Not by much though.

Give me a score.


When did you realize you were a good football player?

When I was 6, I went out for a team and took someone’s spot at quarterback. My first ever game, I ripped off a big run and I thought ‘I may have a knack for this.’

What do you plan to major in?

Either business or communications?

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I want to be in the NFL, but if not, then working in a high-paying job.

Rod Walker