Jay Rice was born in Detroit Michigan, he's the oldest of three kids. Growing up Jay was always out of the house playing with his neighbors from sun up to sun down, switching between basketball in the street or football in someone's yard. Rice started out in of the cities big high schools where he struggled to fit in. Fortunately he found himself on the football field and the basketball court, he worked his way up in both sports considered being a rising star in both. By the end of his Sophomore season Rice's parents were getting recruited by the biggest football factory in the state Prep school Cass Tech, and powerhouse basketball private school Detroit Country Day. With both schools offering top notch academics and the chance to get him noticed in their sport of choice, Rice's parents gave Jay the choice. Jay ended up choosing football and Cass Tech. Jay spent the next two years improving his game with some of the top coaches in the state and going to big time camps in the region. While he kept playing basketball he also picked up Track in the summer. By his senior season he was considered the best RB in the state, the starting SG on the basketball team, and a top 10 runner in the Detroit area in track. Jay won state's while running for 214 yards and 3 total touchdowns (2 running, and 1 receiving). He's 3rd all time in the state with 46 rushing TDs in one season, and he had 2,300 yards rushing to go with it. Off the the field he got his grades on track and graduated with 3.2 GPA, he did some volunteering outside of school but wasn't very active in outside school activities.
As a recruit Jay Rice is considered a back that can run through some tackles while still having some shiftiness to make tacklers miss. While he doesn't have Olympic speed, he's still one of the fastest players on the field no matter where he plays. What really makes Jay special his vision, he rarely makes the wrong decision when he it comes to finding the right running lane. Rice is considered one of the top RBs in his recruiting class and any team would be lucky to have him. Rice currently has no offers, but his excited to see what teams contact him.