Breaking Down New Oklahoma State 3-Star Offensive Lineman Pledge Bryce Bray

Scout and GoPokes.com take a closer look at new Oklahoma State pledge Bryce Bray, the top offensive guard prospect in the state of Oklahoma.

The above video features junior highlights of 2018 offensive guard Bryce Bray from Bixby (Okla.) High School.

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Commit Analysis

Bryce Bray, 2017 OG, Bixby (Okla.)

Size: 6-5, 309

Recruiting: Bray committed Saturday to Oklahoma State, which he chose over offers from Oklahoma, Iowa State, Tulsa, Arkansas State, North Texas, and Nevada.

Rankings: Scout ranks Bray as the No. 1 offensive guard in the state of Oklahoma's 2018 class. He's also No. 18 nationally at the guard position, as well as No. 3 in the Midlands Region (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas).

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Evaluation notes

Bryce Bray is a big, mauling offensive line prospect who projects to the Power Five conference level. Bray possesses great, college-ready size at 6-foot-5, 309 pounds, which is what he measured at The Opening Dallas in March 2017. Bray thrives as a drive-blocker. You can tell he relishes blocking in the run game as he shows a bit of a mean streak and finishes blocks to the ground when possible.

Bray primarily plays left tackle for Bixby (Okla.) High School. His frame suggests he could potentially play tackle or guard in college, but his best fit may be guard, which is where we have projected him for the time being. That said, in somewhat limited pass-blocking opportunities, Bray shows promise, and his height and length will allow him to develop well in that part of his game.

One key area of improvement is leverage. As with the majority of young offensive linemen who possess good height, Bray sometimes plays a bit high and occasionally becomes more of a "leaner" than a "bender." Bray can also improve his overall body control and balance.

However, all of the physical tools are there -- along with the aggression you really like to see -- to make Bray a quality P5 offensive lineman once he gets to college. -- Gabe Brooks

Oklahoma State 2018 Recruiting Class to Date

Bray is the fifth commitment for Oklahoma State's 2018 class and the Cowboys' first since March 2.


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