After three seasons with the Oklahoma Sooners, running back Trey Sermon announced he will be entering the transfer portal and will be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer.
Sooner Scoop was first to report the news on Friday night, but Sermon confirmed it himself with a Twitter post on Saturday.
Sermon was a highly-regarded four-star prospect out of Georgia, he first made a mark in the team’s huge 2017 win over Ohio State when he finished with 62 rushing yards on 17 carries, plus three catches for 23 yards.
Sermon had dual-threat ability out of the backfield. He finished his career with 2,076 yards on 339 carries (6.1 yards per carry), while rushing for 22 touchdowns. He also finishes his career at OU with 36 catches for 391 yards and three TDs. But it’s not just that he was an effective player, it’s that Sermon will be remembered for several big moments throughout his career with the Oklahoma Sooners.
But Sermon’s junior season came to an end after an injury against the Iowa State Cyclones.
Sermon is expected to be a coveted transfer, and ironically enough, the Ohio State Buckeyes are considered the favorites to land the running back.
As for OU, they should be just fine in the backfield. Kennedy Brooks will remain the No. 1 back, but combined with T.J. Pledger, OU should have a great 1-2 punch. However, Marcus Major and Seth McGowan are high-quality prospects with a ton of potential, and don’t forget about Rhamondre Stevenson, who was a force to be reckon with at times during the 2019 campaign (however he is currently out due to suspension).
The Sooners open up their football season on September 5th against Missouri State.
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