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20 PLUS 3 DAYS TO (TENTATIVE) 2020 KICKOFF: Thomas Grayson

In which BracketCat counts down the 23rd day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State running back Thomas Grayson.

#3 Dalvin Warmack
Thomas Grayson’s size conjures up memories of such recent running backs as Dalvin Warmack (3) and Justin Silmon. Hopefully, his skill set will, too.
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Disclaimer: As the 2020 football season still is “technically” scheduled to proceed as planned in Manhattan, with the recent delay of our season opener until Sept. 12 against Arkansas State, we will reset and continue this Countdown for just a little bit longer...

#20 Thomas Grayson

Redshirt Freshman | 5-9 | 193 lbs. | Tulsa, Oklahoma
Thomas Grayson
Thomas Grayson
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Running Back
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Third-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Thomas Grayson (b. Nov. 11, 2000) is a speedy, talented freshman running back from Booker T. Washington High School (alma mater of the Lockett family!) in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Grayson, who redshirted in 2019 despite our lack of experienced halfback depth and is majoring in business, played for the Hornets under head coach Brad Calip.

He was viewed as the 73rd-best running back in the Class of 2019 by 247Sports, while ESPN ranked him 81st. He ranks 14th in the state of Oklahoma by 247Sports and 16th by ESPN.

Grayson rushed for 2,422 yards and 28 touchdowns during his prep career, which included consecutive 1,000-yard seasons as both a junior and senior.

An honorable mention all-state pick as a both a junior and senior by The Tulsa World, he helped Booker T. Washington to earn a 12-1 record in 2017, which culminated with an Oklahoma Class 6A-II state championship.

Grayson, whose primary recruiter was K-State running backs coach Brian Anderson, chose K-State over offers from Arkansas State, BYU, Colorado, Eastern Michigan, Houston, Iowa State, Nebraska, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas Tech and Tulsa, as well as interest from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. He previously was committed to both Nebraska and Tulsa.