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Trey Sermon announces transfer to Ohio State

Trey Sermon announces transfer to Ohio State

NORMAN- Former Sooner running back Trey Sermon has made his decision.

In a statement on Twitter, Sermon announced he would be transferring to Ohio State to play his senior season.

https://twitter.com/treyera/status/1241793539203358721

The move to Columbus does not come as a huge surprise. When reports began to swirl last week that Sermon had placed his name in the transfer portal, the Buckeyes emerged as early favorites to land the standout running back.
Sermon rushed for 2,076 yards and 22 touchdowns in his first three seasons for the Sooners. 

A fixture in the Oklahoma backfield since his freshman year, Sermon was known for his hard-nosed running style, a great compliment to fellow back Kennedy Brooks.

Last year, Sermon suffered a season-ending injury against Iowa State. Sermon was the third leading rusher for the Sooners until his season was cut short.

The return to the Horseshoe will come with good memories for Sermon. He scored his first career touchdown in the Horseshoe during Oklahoma’s 31-16 victory over Ohio State in 2017.

Sermon’s departure bleeds the Oklahoma backfield of experience behind projected starter Kennedy Brooks.

With senior Rhamondre Stevenson’s status unclear, junior T.J. Pledger, redshirt freshman Marcus Major and true freshman Seth McGowan will be called upon to contribute. 

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Ryan Chapman is a journalism student at OCCC. Chapman has covered the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Oklahoma City Energy, and Oklahoma Sooners athletics. Chapman is also the co-host of the Sideline Warning Podcast, which can be found on Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. Chapman has also served as the editor for the OCCC Pioneer.

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