Austin High senior officially commits to U.S Naval Academy

Trent Gray, a senior here at Stephen F. Austin High School in the Academy of Classical Studies, has consistently distinguished himself in both athletics and academics. From those early days on the field to this pivotal moment, Trent stands as a testament to his dedication, perseverance, and outstanding character.

Surrounded by the people who have cheered him on throughout his journey – family, friends, and mentors – Trent Gray made a decision that will shape his future. On February 7, 2024, he officially committed to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Following the last game of the football season, Trent Gray received a call from the defensive backs coach at Navy. That call changed everything. It led to an official visit to the Naval Academy, remarking on the beauty of the campus. During his visit they offered him a spot on the team and without hesitation he took it as he said, “I pretty much knew that second.”

On the football field, Trent Gray wasn’t just a player; he was a force to be reckoned with. As a cornerback and free safety, he commanded respect with his skills and leader- ship. It’s no wonder that scouts took notice, leading him to this incredible opportunity at the Naval Academy.

With a stellar performance record on the field, Gray’s versatility as a defensive back positions him as a valuable asset to Navy’s football program. His strengths, including his impressive frame, coverage radius, and explosive playmaking ability, make him a standout prospect for the Naval Academy’s team.

Looking ahead, Gray envisions his time at the Naval Academy shaping both his academic and personal growth. He antici- pates the rigorous training and accountability at Navy to propel him toward academic excellence and physical fitness. Gray’s commitment to service extends beyond the football field, as he aspires to contribute to the broader mission of the Naval Academy and pursue a career as a SEAL.

As Trent Gray embarks on this new chapter of his life, his journey from the field to the sea serves as an inspiration to those at Austin High School and beyond. With determination, hard work, and a commitment to excellence, Trent Gray is poised to make a lasting impact both on and off the field.

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