The future is now for Oklahoma. While many teams are keeping their recruiting focus on their 2018 class, Oklahoma is already building for the years to come. Oklahoma already has six commitments for their 2019 class, which is ranked in the top 5 nationally. It doesn’t stop there though for Oklahoma. They are already filling out their 2020 class. On Saturday, Andrew Raym of Broken Arrow, OK committed to the Sooners.
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Raym is the third commitment for the Sooners in their 2020 class. Raym joins fellow four star commits Jase McClellan and Drew Sanders in this class. Raym is the first commitment from the state of Oklahoma, but an important in-state get for the Sooners. Raym is ranked by 247sports as the number one player in the state of Oklahoma for 2020, and the number three offensive tackle in the entire country. 247sports also ranks Raym as a top 20 player in the country overall. With Raym’s commitment the Sooners now have the number one recruiting class in both the Big 12 and the number one class nationally.
Raym picked the Sooners over offers from Oklahoma State, SMU, Memphis, and Tulsa. Raym has also been receiving steady interest from Notre Dame, but no offer has come down yet from the Fighting Irish. It’s also important to remember that Raym is only a sophomore in high school right now, and will surely be receiving offers from coast to coast before his recruitment is over. Oklahoma offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh was the lead recruiter for Raym.
Raym is very naturally gifted at this point in his football career. Not only does he have a great frame at 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds, but he already looks stronger than most players on the field. Raym excels in run blocking. He is an above-average athlete, and it shows especially on plays where he is pulling down the line. He could use a little bit on his technique in pass protection, but it’s also good to remember that Raym is only a sophomore and has plenty of time before he reaches college to refine technique.
I actually see Raym likely moving inside to guard at the collegiate level. 6-foot-4 might be on the short side in college, and with his naturally ability to pull with ease, it would make sense for Raym to end up at guard or possibly even center. He does have film as a deep snapper, so that wouldn’t be out of the question. His ceiling comparison is former Ohio State Buckeye, and current Minnesota Viking Pat Elfein.