Ohio State Offensive Tackle Max Wray Enters Transfer Portal

By Dan Hope on April 9, 2021 at 2:58 pm
Max Wray

After three years at Ohio State, Max Wray will look to continue his college football career elsewhere.

The fourth-year offensive tackle has submitted his name into the transfer portal, Eleven Warriors confirmed on Friday.

A four-star recruit in the class of 2018, Wray has been a backup for most of his Ohio State career. He started at right tackle last season against Michigan State, and earned champion honors for his performance against the Spartans, when both Thayer Munford and Nicholas Petit-Frere were unavailable due to COVID-19. He played just one offensive snap the rest of the season, however, and was set to remain a backup in 2021 with Munford and Petit-Frere both back for another year.

Wray was expected to be one of Ohio State's top backups at offensive tackle for the upcoming season, so his departure could open a spot on the two-deep for a younger lineman. Paris Johnson Jr., who's expected to start at right guard, could potentially move out to tackle if anything happened to Munford or Petit-Frere, but others who could be backups at tackle include Dawand Jones, Josh Fryar, Grant Toutant, Trey Leroux and true freshmen Ben Christman and Zen Michalski.

Wray is just the second player from last year's Ohio State roster to enter the transfer portal, joining former Buckeye wide receiver Mookie Cooper, who entered the portal before the end of last season and is now at Missouri.

Ohio State currently has two open scholarship spots for 2021.

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