Oklahoma grad transfer RB Trey Sermon announces Power 5 destination
Trey Sermon’s time in the transfer portal did not last long. Eight days after announcing his plans to leave Oklahoma, Sermon has announced he’ll be heading to Ohio State in a post on his Twitter account showing him in a Buckeyes uniform.
Sermon carried the ball just 54 times last year for 385 yards, an average of 7.1 yards per carry, seeing his playing time decrease significantly after a knee injury. Sermon finished fourth on the team in rushing, behind Jalen Hurts, Kennedy Brooks and Rhamondre Stevenson. Hurts and Brooks each rushed for more than 1,000 yards in Oklahoma’s College Football Playoff campaign. While Hurts is NFL bound, Brooks and Stevenson are returning for another year with the Sooners, presumably leading to Sermon electing to look for an opportunity elsewhere.
Ohio State was already receiving top-5 buzz in “way-too-early” rankings for the 2020 season. Sermon enters a Buckeyes running back room tasked with stepping up after the departure of J.K. Dobbins to the NFL Draft. Now, with a veteran, productive running back joining the team, CFP talk is sure to continue.
Sermon was more productive in 2018, rushing for 947 yards and 13 touchdowns. As a recruit in the class of 2017, the Marietta, Georgia native was rated 4-stars, the No. 12 running back and No. 19 Peach State product on the 247Sports Composite.
— Trey Sermon (@treyera) March 22, 2020