Jake Wray, a four-star offensive lineman from Georgia, decommitted from Ohio State this morning.

He is the second player in the 2020 class to end his commitment to the Buckeyes after the announcement on Tuesday of Urban Meyer’s retirement as coach. Defensive back Lejond Cavazos decommitted on Tuesday.

Wray is the brother of freshman OSU offensive lineman Max Wray.

“I want to wish Coach Meyer the best on his retirement,” Jake Wray said on Twitter. “Being recruited by him has been an honor. Building a relationship with Coach Meyer, Coach Stud (offensive line coach Greg Studrawa) and the staff at OSU has meant so much to me.”

He said he was thankful for the time and investment by Ohio State in him.

“This has been a challenging decision, especially with my brother being on the team, but 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. Ohio State is still one of my top schools.

“…This has not been easy and I ask you please respect my decision.”

A major factor in the timing of the announcement of Meyer’s retirement and offensive coordinator Ryan Day’s ascension to head coach was the need to keep together and strengthen this year’s recruiting class. The early signing period begins Dec. 19.

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— Jake Wray (@jakewray77) December 5, 2018


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