Transfer Tracker: Starting OK State OL Bryce Bray enters the portal
The Transfer Portal has changed the landscape of college football. So at Rivals we bring you the Transfer Tracker, where we analyze players entering the portal and rate them on what kind of impact they could make at their new home.
AS A RECRUIT
An Oklahoma native, Bray burst onto the recruiting scene out of nowhere in the spring of 2017 thanks to several strong camp showings. After netting offers from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, he jumped on the chance to commit to the Cowboys in April 2017.
AT OKLAHOMA STATE
Bray redshirted his first year on campus but became an important piece of the Cowboys offensive line in 2019. He logged 712 snaps, while starting 10 games, spending time at right guard, left tackle and right guard. Despite being moved around, Bray still graded out well according to Pro Football Focus, finishing the year with a passblocking grade of 72.7, which was among the best for freshman offensive linemen in the Big 12. Bray was expected to be a starter this year before surprisingly entering the transfer portal.
POTENTIAL LANDING SPOTS
With so many rosters in flux right now it's hard to project where Bray might land, but the offensive line coach that helped recruit him to Oklahoma State, Josh Henson, is now at Texas A&M. Bray could also return close to home at Tulsa, another school that recruited him out of high school.
“Bray is a good one because he brings versatility to the offensive line as he can play guard or tackle. He had solid feet at the high school level and was a massive kid. Power was the true strength to his game and he will be coveted on the Power Five level.” -- National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell
Impact Rating: 7.7 out of 10
The Transfer Portal continues to change the way college football programs recruit and mange their rosters so we here at Rivals.com continue to evolve our coverage. Each time a player of note enters the portal, we will examine their potential impact on the college football landscape and assign an impact rating, both when they enter the portal and when they choose a destination. The scale is from 1-10 and the description below explains the scoring scale.
1.1-4.0 — Not a big impact expected, likely a non-starter and down the bench depth player.
4.1- 6.0 — A solid impact can be expected in the right scenario and has the potential to battle for a starting job.
6.1-9.0. — A high impact player who won’t change a program but will certainly be a very good contributor and starter.
9.1- 9.9 — A very high impact player who should start the moment he steps on the field and will change the outlook of a program immediately.
10 — A franchise transfer who has a chance to be an All American and one of the elite players in college football.