Nominative determinism is dead… at least today it is. As Bedlam is ramping up to go, the rivalry between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State just had a fun wrinkle added to it. The number eight tight end in the entire country for the 2019 class has committed to Oklahoma State, and his name is Grayson Boomer. Hailing from Collinsville, OK, and having the last name Boomer made it seem almost predetermined that Boomer would end up in Norman, but much to the joy of Oklahoma State fans across the country though, the second ranked player in Oklahoma has decided to play his college football in Stillwater.
— Grayson Boomer (@BoomerGrayson) November 4, 2017
THE BOOMER FILE
Boomer is the first commit for the Cowboys 2019 class. This is a huge commitment to kickstart the Cowboys 2019 class. Not only is this a player who will thrive in Mike Gundy’s offense, but this is the type of high profile recruit that will draw other top players to the Cowboys. With Boomer’s commitment the Oklahoma State 2019 class is now ranked third in the Big 12 and 29th nationally.
Boomer picked the Cowboys over 15 other offers including schools such as Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, LSU, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Arkansas, and Oregon. Boomer is certainly going to gain more and more offers as the months roll on. Expect many of these schools to keep the full court press on Boomer in hopes of flipping his commitment later in the process. Although given that he is from the state of Oklahoma, with family ties to Oklahoma State, it seems like a long shot that he would ever actually flip his commitment.
When you watch film on Boomer it becomes very easy to see why he is so highly ranked. Boomer is an excellent athlete for his size. At 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, he moves like someone much smaller in size. He consistently is catching balls away from his body, and knows how to use his frame to box out smaller defenders.
On top of his ability as a pass catcher though, he excels as a blocker. Boomer keeps good pad level, and moves the defender in front of him with ease. This versatility makes him even more valuable, as he isn’t a tight end that will have to come off the field depending on the play call. Additionally, he carries his weight extremely well. At 230 pounds he actually looks a little not the skinny side. He should be able to get up 250 pounds with ease once he gets to college. His ceiling comparison is Greg Olsen.