Running Back DeaMonte Trayanum Transfers to Ohio State

DeaMonte Trayanum

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.

DeaMonte Trayanum
DeaMonte Trayanum

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 … Read more at FryingPanSports

Ohio State Buckeyes Recruit Ryan Watts

Ryan Watts is the latest high school recruit to take the college world by storm. Watts played for Little Elm (Texas) High School, and he originally committed to Oklahoma. However, much to the delight of Ohio State, he de-committed from his original school and committed to them. Why did that happen? There are many reasons why this highly touted star high school player decided to become an Ohio State Buckeye!

Ryan Watts Little Elm Texas

Watts was heavily pursued by Ohio State.

This is pretty self-explanatory, considering that Ryan Watts de-committed from Oklahoma two weeks after visiting the Ohio State campus. Even though they knew he had already made a verbal commitment to Oklahoma, recruiters Jeff Hafley and coach Tony Alford pursued Watts relentlessly, selling him not just on how great the Buckeyes campus would be for him but on how much better it would be for his family. He finally committed to the Buckeyes after considering his other offers.

Watts was a highly sought-after recruit.

Another reason why this is Ohio State’s gain and Oklahoma’s loss is that Watts has been a highly sought-after recruit for at least the past year. At Little Elm, Watts was a true phenom, notching an interception vs. … Read more at FryingPanSports