Tray Eafford of Lee County has made a name for himself after not playing much as a sophomore. Standing six-foot and 185 pounds, Eafford has glided past defenders all season long with his 4.5 forty-time en route to catching over 30 balls for more than 700 yards this year. Schools such as Purdue, South Carolina, North Carolina and Connecticut had all shown interest in him. Eafford runs the 100m in track, which helps him with his speed and explosiveness. Tray won the Region 1-AAAAA 100-meter dash championship as a freshman. He also is quite strong benching 255 pounds and squatting 435 pounds. Coach Dean Fabrizio says that Tray’s best attribute is his good footwork. His quick feet will likely carry him a long way in his football and track careers.
Tray helped lead Lee County to 32 points per game this season, second highest in the region. It also marks Lee County’s third consecutive trip to the state playoffs. When asked what his favorite thing about playing at Lee County was, he replied “The motorcycles before our home games.” Tray also enjoys giving back to the community when he is not on the field. “I read to the elementary school kids on Fridays,” said Eafford. “I really love seeing the kids smile when we are there.” His favorite football memory was when he scored a touchdown in the first game he ever played in.
The junior understands that his success is team oriented. He remains humble and selfless talking about who has helped him explaining, “My coaches, my teammates and my mother. I just try to get better every day and work hard so I can be successful. My quarterback Garrett Morrell is really good, he has a great arm.” Tray is a prospect who with continued experience, will continue to merit looks from some of the top programs in the nation.