Football Recruiting

Jake Wray Decommits From Ohio State’s 2020 Recruiting Class

Max Wray and Urban Meyer smile for the camera as Wrey commits to be a Buckeye

For the second time in two days since Urban Meyer announced his retirement, a prospect has decommitted from Ohio State’s 2020 recruiting class.

Offensive lineman Jake Wray, a 4-star prospect from Georgia, decommitted Tuesday morning. That comes just one day after 4-star safety Lejond Cavazos backed out of his pledge.

Wray is the younger brother of Max Wray, a true freshman backup offensive lineman on Ohio State.

The younger Wray is ranked as the No. 123 player overall in the 2020 class, and 16th-best offensive tackle.

He tweeted out a statement Tuesday morning wishing Meyer the best on his retirement.

However, he said “committing early had only one big loop hole for me – no major coaching changes. As the program adjusts, I need to de-commit and re-evaluate my recruitment.”

Wray says he still considers Ohio State one of his top schools.

Like Cavazos, it’s possible he will still end up a Buckeye when all is said and done.

For now, his decommitment leaves OSU with five players in the 2020 class.

You can read Wray’s full statement below.

6 Responses

  1. I also wonder about how long Wilson and Schiano will hang around. But I was wondering that anyway, before the retirement. Part of the magic of Meyer was ability to evaluate and target top level assistants. That’s an area where Day is an unknown commodity. Meyer had some of that “Steve Jobs altered reality field” going on.

  2. Kids – and I mean, kids – committing years in advance makes little sense, especially since for many of them, long-term planning is limited to what they’re going to do Friday night.
    Makes sense for this guy to decommit and reassess, especially since his older brother is already with the Buckeyes and will have a good insider’s perspective on how the coaching change is going to go.
    Ultimately, if a player wants to be a Buckeye, he’ll commit or recommit. If not, he wouldn’t be an asset to the team anyway.

  3. Can’t blame any recruit for taking a step back. When a head coach leaves there are usually other changes as well. Rumors are out already that Larry Johnson will leave to be the DC at Maryland. Regardless of how you feel about them, how long will Wilson and Schianno want to assist when there is no upward mobility at OSU? Dominoes will no doubt fall. If my future as a student athlete was at stake I would be prudent as well.

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