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TCC's Drew stays busy on the field and in the pulpit

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By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Thomas County Central defensive end Ray Drew is one of the most recruited players in the nation.

 When Drew is not chasing quarterbacks on Friday night, he is doing is on recruiting from the pulpit.

Ray Drew said. "It comes easy. The help comes from the Lord. He said all I have to do is open up my mouth and he will speak for me. He takes care of me.

Bill Shaver said "That is a great start for a young man. Somebody that is bold enough to stand up and talk about it anytime somebody asks him to. When you are grounded that way, you are pretty well going to be grounded everywhere else in life."

 

Ray says he is starting to narrow his recruiting list.

 

 

He is looking at several schools including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame and  several Pac-10 schools.

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The senior defensive end, who is a member of the WALB Top Ten team,  has been a licensed minister for the past five years.

Ray works under pastor Eddie Edwards at Paradise Missionary Baptist Church in Thomasville.

On weekends, Ray is preaching at revivals, youth days and other church events.

Ray says it is not that hard balancing the schedule of a high school football player and minister except after a long road trip on Friday night.