The Path to Norman
Way, way back in April, 2017, OU was the first D1 program to offer in-state lineman Andrew Raym. Raym attended Broken Arrow High School in the Tulsa area, roughly a two hour drive from Norman. He was a top 100 recruit in the country, with an impressive offer sheet of the who’s who of college football. Andrew committed to the Sooners in the fall of 2017, but decomitted the following spring. He kept receiving offers from major programs, but OU was always in the mix. Around a year later, his OUDNA couldn’t be hidden.
— Andrew Raym7️⃣2️⃣ (@andrew_raymBAHS) July 10, 2019
TFB saw Raym in person to get a better impression of the talented lineman and offer thoughts on his skillset, which you can find here.
Position: Offensive Lineman
Andrew Raym is part of an offensive line group that has everyone excited; after somewhat of a down year in 2019 (within the frame of the expectations of a Coach Bedenbaugh line), the group will look to have an excellent 2020. Raym fits within the mold of a Coach Bedenbaugh lineman: strong, nasty, and versatile. He finishes plays until he is officially in the better position… as evidenced below.
— TFB Sooners (@TFB_Sooners) October 26, 2018
Raym has experience playing all over the line. OU seems to be thinking of him mostly as a center, but the word is that he is smooth enough to play anywhere on the line. With Creed Humphrey locking down the center spot, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Raym get experience elsewhere on the line this year. He may have to wait a year, but Raym is likely to be a cornerstone of the offensive line for several years.