ALLIANCE, Ohio – Prestonsburg High School lineman Jordan Ray picked up a scholarship offer from national powerhouse Mount Union University during a visit on Friday. An 11-time NCAA Division III champion, Mount Union ranks as one of college football’s top programs.
Ray is set to enter his senior season at Prestonsburg High School. One of the state’s top high school linemen, Ray is listed as a Class 2A, District 8 Player to Watch in The Cats’ Pause 2015 Kentucky Football Yearbook.
Union College (NAIA), a member of the Mid-South Conference, offered Ray a scholarship in June and that’s not the only other school he’s heard from.
Ray has drawn interest from multiple other schools, including Morehead State University (NCAA) and Lindsey Wilson College (NAIA).
Mount Union captured national titles in 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2012. The 11 national titles is a record for any football program in any division in a playoff format.
The Purple Raiders compete with Baldwin Wallace, Capital, Heidelberg, John Carroll, Marietta, Mount Union, Muskingum, Ohio Northern, Otterbein and Wilmington in the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC).
Ray continues to receive additional recruiting interest from other college football programs and hasn’t set a timeline for his college decision.
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