Tuesday was an eventful day for the Ohio State Buckeyes, first Urban Meyer announced that he would retire following the Rose Bowl, and in conjunction it was confirmed that Ryan Day would become the program’s new head coach.
Then a few hours later, four-star 2020 safety Lejond Cavazos reopened his recruitment in the wake of the changes. On Wednesday, he was joined by four-star offensive lineman Jake Wray who decommitted from the Buckeyes, despite his older brother Max Wray being a current member of the OSU squad.
Please respect my decision. pic.twitter.com/6OGmXlWt70— Jake Wray (@jakewray77) December 5, 2018
The younger Wray is a 6-foot-5 lineman who is the 123rd ranked player in the country, and the 16th rated offensive tackle. While he apparently still plans on considering the Buckeyes moving forward, he said in his statement on Twitter that his initial commitment came with the caveat that there would be no major coaching changes... obviously that didn’t happen.
In addition to Ohio State, he has received offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Florida State, Notre Dame, and dozens of other major programs.
With a coaching change as significant as this one, it is no surprise that recruits are hoping to get a better grasp on Day’s vision for the program before deciding whether to stick with the team in the future.