Three-star offensive lineman, Hunter Rayburn has signed his letter of intent to Clemson. While this may seem insignificant to some, Rayburn is the one of only two (Kaleb Boateng) offensive lineman that Clemson added in the 2019 class.
Recently, Clemson missed out on five-star offensive lineman, Clay Webb. Because of the Tigers’ recruiting loss, the commitment of Rayburn could loom large.
Rayburn is ranked as the 475th best overall player in his class, the 27th best offensive guard, and the 59th best player in the state of Florida. Rayburn stands at 6’4” and weighs 320 pounds. A solid player by these standards.
The other school that challenged Clemson in the recruitment of Rayburn was Texas A&M. Jeff Scott was the coach that was able get Rayburn to commit to the Tigers.
Hunter Rayburn has potential to blossom into a great offensive lineman. The Pensacola native has all of the physical attributes to be great. Rayburn is an effective pass and run-blocker.
Clemson will graduate just three offensive lineman at the conclusion of this season. Due to the Tigers’ abundance of underclassmen at the offensive line, immediate playing time is unlikely for Rayburn. However, if he waits his turn, Rayburn could become a starter once he becomes a junior or senior.
Check out Rayburn’s junior highlight tape: http://www.hudl.com/v/28Pa4G
Rayburn’s junior film isn’t great and definitely not the caliber you want to routinely offer if you are competing for championships. But you see some raw tools and decent athleticism. I had hoped that with the transfer of schools and better coaching that Hunter would take a big jump and land in the 4* range. That hasn’t happened fully, but the tools and potential are still present.
He has played Center almost his entire senior year and that is where he will start at Clemson. This is a good move because it helps minimize some of his deficiencies with foot speed and emphasizes his intelligence and evolving technique at the position. With the lack of numbers, Hunter will quickly be in the hunt for the two deep at center.