Grayson’s televised season opener on ESPN2 against Tucker was supposed to be a showcase of the Rams’ historically talented class of 2019.

Grayson recruiting coordinator Kenyatta Watson estimated 15 Rams were making the leap to Division I college football, including Nebraska-committed Ronald Thompkins. The three-star running back settled on the Huskers after receiving nearly 20 offers and recanting his previous verbal commitment to Florida State.