Offensive tackle Jake Wray became the first commitment to Ohio State’s football recruiting class of 2020 on Monday — and, yes, the last name should be familiar.
His older brother Max, also a tackle, is a member of the 2018 OSU class. He enrolled in January and played well in the recent spring game. The two originally were from Franklin, Tennessee, but the Wray family has moved to Marietta, Georgia, where Jake expects to play his next two high school seasons.
Jake Wray — 6 feet 5, 290 pounds — is considered one of the elite tackle prospects nationally for the 2020 cycle. He told The Dispatch on Monday that he was eager to end what already has seemed to be a long process.
Committed to THE Ohio State University. #GoBucks O-H pic.twitter.com/i0bSyKwaR4— Jake Wray (@jakewray77) April 23, 2018
“It was just time,” he said after announcing his commitment via Twitter. “I have been on visits since the eighth grade (often in the company of his older brother). And I have wanted to go to Ohio State for a year now.”
Assuming Jake Wray he sticks to his pledge, there is a chance he and his brother could be on the same Ohio State line in a couple of years.
“Yeah, I mean that is such an awesome thing to know will happen,” Jake Wray said.
They played together last season at Franklin before a family dispute with the high school coaching staff over concussion protocol concerns saw both suspended from the team. They later stepped away from the program.