For months, Marietta (Ga.) Sprayberry running back Trey Sermon has talked about committing in September, but when you know, you know.
And Sermon knows he wants to be a part of SoonerSquad17, announcing his commitment to Oklahoma on Friday.
Sermon, ranked No. 163 in the Scout 300, released a top six earlier this month, and it was not shocking to see the Sooners make the cut. OU has gone all-in with recruiting Sermon and things picked up considerably following an outstanding visit to Norman during the spring.
The addition of Sermon is huge for OU’s recruiting momentum as OU suffered its first blow of the cycle when Richmond (Texas) Foster Scout 300 wide receiver CeeDee Lamb decommitted from the Sooners on Friday morning.
OU has other receivers in the fold, however, the Sooners needed to hit a home run at running back. OU is guaranteed to lose at least two running backs after the 2016 season, and there is a possibility of losing four as both Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon will be draft eligible if they choose to go that route.
Running back has never been a tough spot for OU to attack on the recruiting trail, and OU has struck gold once again with Sermon.
Listed at 6-foot-1 and 203 pounds, he’s a little bit bigger than most of the shifty backs you’ll find in Lincoln Riley’s offense. But Riley showed last year with Perine that he knows how to use what has available to him.
Sermon is a major recruiting win for the Sooners to be able to go into the state of Georgia and land someone like Sermon, ranked the No. 16 running back in the nation.
Sermon has been tearing it up in camps this spring and should be the first piece of OU’s running back puzzle for 2017. The Sooners would like to add one more to go with hybrid running back/receiver Marcelias Sutton, a junior college prospect from Scranton (Pa.) Lackawanna Community College.
Sermon gives OU its 12th commit once again to SoonerSquad17 and its 10th four-star prospect. The Sooners are ranked No. 2 in Scout’s 2017 rankings.