Jae'Vante Ray started his college career at Eastern Michigan, but transferred to Kent State ahead of the 2016 season. After sitting out the required season, he appeared in seven games as a walk-on in 2017.
We don't know how many games Ray will play in 2018, but he'll play in zero as a walk-on. New Golden Flashes head coach Sean Lewis put Ray on scholarship Monday, much to the jubilant delight of his teammates.
What's more valuable if you're Ray: Being bragged on by your head coach as the embodiment of everything the program is supposed to be and then mobbed by your happy teammates, or actually receiving the scholarship?
Okay fine, it's definitely the full scholarship, but both have to feel pretty good.