DeaMonte Trayanum (Twitter) played for the Sun Devils of Arizona State at running back but entered the transfer portal on November 29th. He was a running back coming out of high school and is transferring to Ohio State to play linebacker in 2022. Will be back in Ohio on January 11th.
DaeMonte Trayanum High School Career
Trayanum went to Akron Hoban High School in Ohio, a 4 star recruit in 2020, the 25th best running back, and 5th best overall player in Ohio. He was a 3 star player in the transfer portal. Always considered a linebacker by the Buckeyes, he returns home to play a familiar position he played in high school.
Ohio State Recruitment
Tony Alford, Al Washington, and Jim Knowles all recruited him for Ohio State. Ohio State and Michigan had both offered him scholarships. OSU was able to convert Steele Chambers from running back to linebacker in he third year with great success, and hopes to do the same with Trayanum.
Arizona State Career
If he had stayed with Arizona State, the 5’11” 220 pound running back may have been the starting back next year. 2020 he had 4 touchdowns, and 290 yards on 49 carries. In 2021 he had 6 touchdowns, and 402 yards on 78 carries.
The Buckeyes were in need of a linebacker after a number of transfers and found a good one they had a relationship with in the 2022 transfer portal.Running Back DeaMonte Trayanum Transfers to Ohio State by Steven R