The Colorado Buffaloes trotted out six healthy offensive linemen at the spring game a few short weeks ago. While some of those names are exciting and there’s reason to be optimistic about the offensive line under coach Mitch Rodrigue, any college football fan knows that six linemen is nowhere near enough. The Buffs had to add some bodies and quick. Jake Wray is a great young man and was an unexpected departure from the football team due to medical retirement. Who better to help the Buffs than his older brother, Max Wray?
Max Wray comes to Boulder by way of Ohio State, where he was important depth at right tackle (where he will be playing in Boulder). At 6’7 and over 300 pounds, he has an ideal tackle frame and was a huge recruit coming out of high school. He chose Ohio State over offers from Alabama, LSU, Clemson, Georgia, Auburn, and name anyone else you want. He is a BIG TIME player.
At Ohio State, as you might imagine, he was stuck behind a stable of first-round talent. Wray started last year against Michigan State and filled in admirably, but that was really the only consistent action he had seen in his three years at OSU. Because of the COVID year, Wray has three years of eligibility, despite already graduating.