Former Oklahoma Sooners running back Trey Sermon is set to take his talents to Ohio State University, joining Ryan Day and the Buckeyes.
It was reported last week that Sermon was going to leave OU after three seasons with the program. Sermon made his announcement on Twitter with just a picture of him in an Ohio State uniform.
Sermon told LettermanRow’s Austin Ward, “I just believe it’s the best situation for me. I know that I have the opportunity to play there considering the depth, and I had a relationship with [running backs coach Tony] Alford during my recruiting process coming out of high school. He was a great guy then, and I just feel like I connected well with him. I know I’m going to have to go in and compete for the job, but I feel like it’s the best situation for me to go into now.”
Sermon was a highly-regarded four-star prospect out of Georgia, he first made a mark in the team’s huge 2017 win over, ironically enough 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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