Tight End, Class of 2022
Boyd-Buchanan School, Chattanooga, TN
This past fall proved to be plenty beneficial for Boyd-Buchanan (Tenn.) 2022 three-star tight end Karson Gay. He bulked up, from 185 to 235 pounds. With his 6-foot-7 frame, college programs took notice.
Gay now sits at 13 scholarship offers, most recently from Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. But like many high school recruits, he’s yet to make any in-person visits. A few virtual visits, Instagram Live sessions, FaceTime conversations and other communication have been helpful. But to this point, Gay said he hasn’t made much progress with his recruitment.
“Me and my dad have had some serious talks about starting to narrow things down,” he said. “With COVID and the portal and everything, it’s tough to know if we should commit or not. We’ve thought about bringing it down to a few and decide soon. I’d like to visit one or two places first, before I make any decision. But if it comes to needing to commit without having to do that, all the schools have been great with talking and giving info, doing Zoom, Facetime and letting me know of everything going on, how gamedays are. If I had to commit without going anywhere, I wouldn’t be too worried.”
The Hokies offered on Tuesday, and though the communication is in its infancy, Gay said he likes what he’s seen and heard to this point.
“It’s a really cool school, where they’re located and how the campus is,” he said. “I like it and it’s a cool, college town. I’ve talked to coach Lecht (Adam Lechtenberg) a little. He sent me some graphics, and I heard they have a high ranking with their food. I really like food, and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t. But that was nice to hear. The team is great and I like how it’s decently close to home, not a bad drive, so I like the school.”
Lechtenberg has made a favorable impression so far, but not only with Gay.