Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon is entering the portal.
The 6 foot 216 lbs RB was a stand out back for the Sooners. Sermon amassed 2,076 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns in three seasons with the Sooners. In that time he also added 391 yards and 3 TDs through the air. His best year came as a sophomore in 2018, when he ran for 947 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging 5.8 yards per carry. It’s worth noting, Sermon’s 2019 season was cut short as he missed 5 games due to a leg injury.
With Sermon being a talented back, many are wondering why he is entering the portal. It’s likely due to the competition at the RB position at OU and the fact that RBs tend to get less love in Riley’s air-raid offense. So where should he go?
Given the current restrictions on recruiting and campus visits, I wouldn’t expect any movement anytime soon. However, I think Ohio State is the perfect landing spot for Sermon. After losing J.K. Dobbins to the draft, missing a few key recruiting targets, and the injury of freshman back Marcus Crowley, it’s safe to say Ohio State needs a RB.
The best part about this transfer is his impact would be immediate as a grad transfer. Trey Sermon might not be a J.K. Dobbins but he can shoulder the load of RB1 or be an excellent compliment as RB2. In addition, he should have two years of eligibility left at wherever he transfers, with one being a redshirt.
With the Offensive line at Ohio State and their history of RBs, it shouldn’t be hard to lure in Trey Sermon. This would be a win for both parties.