After a fantastic April, May has not gotten off to the start Oklahoma was hoping it would on the recruiting trail. The Sooners missed out on Kenyatta Watson to Texas a few days ago, and yesterday, they were hit with more bad news, as 2020 offensive lineman Andrew Raym announced that he was leaving the class.
After careful consideration I have thought long and hard about my recruitment, I have decided re-open my recruitment process. Oklahoma University is still greatly in mind. Thank you for understanding.
— Andrew Raym7️⃣2️⃣ (@andrew_raymBAHS) May 4, 2018
Raym, a top 50 nationally ranked, 6-foot4, 275 pound offensive tackle committed to the Sooners last November, and at the time, seemed to be a solid as possible, shutting down his recruitment. However, circumstances have changed recently, and the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma product has decided that he needs to reconsider his college choice.
The first of two changes was that Raym recently visited Oklahoma State. The visit went extremely well, and Oklahoma State made a very convincing pitch centered mainly around the chance to play early, based on their depth chart. Raym is extremely talented, and would likely play early in Stillwater.
Secondly, Raym recently received an offer he had been waiting on: Nebraska. Head coach Scott Frost liked what he’s seen from the rising junior, and decided to extend an offer recently.
If forced to make a prediction, I’d say that when looking for Raym’s final choice, Nebraska and Oklahoma State are two very viable options. With that being said, however, there’s still plenty of time left on this one. Raym is still two years out from actually signing.
That, paired with his talent and upside, means that he will garner quite a bit of interest. Now that he’s back on th market, I imagine he’ll be fielding quite a few calls from the top programs in college football. I wouldn’t count Oklahoma out at this point, but they’re probably in third place right now. As a side note, I’ve heard quite a few rumblings about Alabama regarding Raym’s future. Keep an eye on Tuscaloosa.