Ohio State Football: Trey Sermon could be the answer to title run

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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 28: Head coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Trey Sermon is a great addition to the Ohio State football team’s star-studded roster. Could the former Oklahoma Sooner RB be the answer for a title run?

There was a hole to fill on the Ohio State football team with J.K. Dobbins entering the NFL Draft. Adding a player of Sermon’s caliber may be enough to push the Buckeyes over the edge of playoff contender to possible national title favorites.

We will analyze his playing career, strengths and weaknesses and what he can bring to the Ohio State football team.

Football Career so far:

In high school, Trey Sermon was touted as one of the best running backs in the country. During his senior season he totaled 825 rushing yards and 205 receiving yards for 11 touchdowns.

He was a highly coveted recruit in the 2017 class and ESPN had him ranked as the No. 8 RB. Sermon received offers from powerhouses like Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, Ohio State and where he would eventually sign, Oklahoma.

He peaked with the Sooners his sophomore season when he had 164 rushes for a total of 947 yards. However, as a junior his touches took a steep decrease as he only had 54 rushes for 385 yards.

That season he suffered a season-ending injury against the Iowa State Cyclones. The diminished role he was expected to have as a senior more than likely was enough for Sermon to transfer.

Now, he will likely be the featured back in what is looking to be a juggernaut of a Buckeye offense this year. Next, let’s look at the things Sermon will bring to the table as well as shortcomings.

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