NORMAN — Oklahoma’s rich offensive line success lately figures to continue, if players like Andrew Raym keep committing to the program.
The four-star offensive guard from Broken Arrow chose OU over Michigan and Georgia on Wednesday, giving the Sooners’ 2020 class three offensive line commits and 14 players total.
Raym, a massive 6-foot-4, 285-pound multi-sport athlete, helped fuel Broken Arrow’s dominant run game, which became the driving force in the Tigers’ state championship run. Rivals.com ranks him the nation's No. 9 offensive guard and the state of Oklahoma's No. 2 player overall.
Raym committed to OU in November 2017 but re-opened his recruitment that spring, saying he still planned to consider the Sooners. He held offers from Notre Dame, LSU, Florida, Auburn and Alabama, among others.
It could be a decision that pays off.
Offensive linemen made up four of OU’s eight players taken in the recent NFL Draft when Cody Ford, Bobby Evans, Ben Powers and Dru Samia were all selected. That unit, with center Creed Humphrey, earned the Joe Moore Award for the nation’s best offensive line.
OU offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh received a $125,000 raise in February, reaching $725,000 to become the third-highest paid offensive line coach in the nation behind Georgia’s Sam Pittman ($825,000) and Tennessee’s Will Friend ($805,000).