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Grayson Murren Headed East — Enrolls at EWU
The All-Wesco QB -- last seen leading a 4th quarter scoring drive in the State Semis -- has transferred to Eastern Washington University
With Lake clinging to a three point lead against a charging Eastlake team — and Jayden Limar sidelined with a leg injury — it was going to be up to senior QB Grayson Murren to put Lake through to the finals.
And that he did, leading Lake on a 68-yard-drive, completing all seven attempted passes for 82 yards (if that math seems fuzzy, you should’ve seen all the penalties Lake had to overcome).
Gray’s final pass as a Viking is shown in the clip above — a fourth down decisive touchdown throw to his longtime friend Drew Carter.
The throw was completed under heavy pressure — and in fact Murren would suffer a broken collarbone on the play, thanks to a late hit by an Eastlake player.
So that’s how his Lake Stevens career would end: throwing a fourth-down touchdown pass to his close friend, capping off a perfect fourth quarter drive when the Vikings needed it most.
That was November, 2021. Grayson finished the season with a gaudy 73.1 completion percentage and a stellar 20/3 touchdown to interception ratio. The Vikings were unbeaten in his starts and Coach Tom Tri said Gray was “right there” among the most talented QBs Lake Stevens has ever seen.
Fast forward to February 2023.
After a year away in Oregon at Pacific University, Grayson Murren has been back in Lake Stevens since the holidays. You may have seen him at a basketball game, as we did.
What’s he been up to?
Getting his ducks in a row in order to transfer to Eastern Washington University, where he will try out for the Eagles team and reconnect with his longtime friend and fellow Lake great Drew Carter, who retains freshman status for the Eagles after playing in four games last season.
Murren showed J425 his acceptance to Eastern and stated that there’s few hoops left to jump through with regard to the transfer portal. Also, he will have to try out to earn a spot. Given his prodigious talent, we don’t see much of an issue there. But that’s us saying that — not him. Gray remains humble as he looks forward to joining Drew (and who knows, maybe some other Vikings?) in Cheney.
We’ll keep you posted as more info becomes available. In the meantime, congrats to Grayson on coming back to his home state and reconnecting with Drew.