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Offensive Lineman Jake Wray Becomes First 2020 Commit for Buckeyes

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Four-star 2020 offensive tackle Jake Wray (Marietta, GA) committed to Ohio State on Monday. He announced the news via Twitter.

Wray (6-5 290) is the younger brother of current Ohio State freshman offensive tackle Max Wray. The younger Wray is ranked the No. 14 offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 91 player overall per 247Sports. He committed to Ohio State over offers from Alabama, Georgia, Florida State, Florida, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas, and many others.

Wray is the first 2020 verbal commitment for the Buckeyes.

In his highlights, you can see a very strong run blocker for his age. He has the ability to collapse the defensive line, but is also agile and athletic enough to get into the second level and find linebackers.

The commitment isn’t a surprise, as Jake Wray has been to Ohio State’s campus a number of times with his family and older brother. He built numerous relationships with the players and coaches over the past couple of years.

Speaking with the media on Signing Day, Max Wray said he wasn’t planning to force his brother to become a Buckeye, but was hoping he would make the proper choice.

“He’s going to have every opportunity to go wherever he wants to go but at the end I think he knows how Ohio State is going to treat me and how they’re going to treat him and our family,” he said. “Hopefully he makes the right decision but I’m not going to force him. I would love to have him here. If it happens I’d love it, but if it doesn’t happen and it’s the best opportunity for him, I’m happy for him.”

That doesn’t mean they didn’t talk often about what life was like at OSU for Max.

“He just wants to know how hard it is and what to expect and stuff like that from college in general,” he said. “And he just wants to know to get a head start however he can because obviously he’s a big prospect so he’s got to have all the advantages he needs.”

Even back in the winter, things were looking good for the Buckeyes.

“He loves it,” Max Wray said. “Obviously the atmosphere is awesome. He loves Coach Stud, he loves Coach Meyer. But for him he’s so young – it’s his process and he needs to take his time.

And things only grew from there.

“It’s cool. He really likes it,” Max said. “It was weird because the first time they came they were like, ‘Wow, you actually play here now.’ I had my thumbprint (to get into the building) and they were like, ‘Wow! A thumbprint.’ They thought it was funny.”

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2 Responses

  1. Like his brother he has that……”you lineup across from me and I’m GOING to kick your ass” attitude. That nasty has been sporadic at best for the Buckeyes, but, starting with the last couple of classes it’s on its way back.

    Welcome aboard Jake. Just keep on bringing it.

  2. Kid has a lot of high school ball yet to play… I guess this is where things are headed though in terms of earlier offers and commitments. Aside from the occasional freak athlete I think its kind of hard to know what you have after 2 yrs of high school ball. But he has the size.

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