Instant analysis: Hunter Rayburn signs with Clemson
|Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 8:09 AM-|
Pensacola, Florida’s Hunter Rayburn is the first offensive lineman on the board for the Tigers' 2019 signing class.
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Hunter Rayburn - 4-star OL - Pensacola (Fla.)
Committed since: 06/11/18.
Recruiter: Jeff Scott.
Listed size: 6-4 320.
Brings to Clemson: Rayburn earn All-Area honors after a switch in schools and position - moving from tackle to center, where he says Clemson is targeting him at the next level. Former high school Rhett Summerford evaluated Rayburn’s best qualities in a recent interview: “He’s big, tall and versatile and also a great person with great character. That’s probably the most important thing about him.”
Depth chart fit: Versatility could be the asset to Rayburn contributing at least from a redshirt role next season, where he can probably plug in at guard, center or tackle. With center his long-term position, All-ACC honoree Justin Falcinelli is graduating and the next-man-up in Gage Cervenka will be a senior next season, so Rayburn might not be that far removed from a key role.
Number to know: 18 - Rayburn totaled 18 pancake blocks from the center position last season.