He’s only been on the job for a few months, but new Ohio State head coach Ryan Day has proven to be an excellent recruiter since taking over in Columbus. On Wednesday night, however, the Buckeyes let one slip away.

Wednesday, DeaMonte Trayanum, a four-star running back out of Akron verbally committed to Arizona State, bypassing an offer from the hometown Buckeyes. The 2020 prospect is ranked as the No. 5 player out of the state of Ohio.

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Trayanum made his announcement via Twitter.

A 5-foot-11, 220-pound back, Trayanum is hovering around the top 300 overall prospects in the 2020 class, coming in at No. 308. He’s one of the top 25 running backs in the country in this cycle, as well.

Trayanum’s decision to head to the Pac-12 was somewhat surprising after taking recent visits to Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin. He also held offers from six B1G programs, but Herm Edwards and the Sun Devils impressed to dynamic four-star back.

With 13 players committed in the 2020 class already, the Buckeyes’ are still in great shape on the recruiting front. They currently rank seventh nationally and sit atop the B1G.

Still, missing on a talented in-state product is a tough one for Day and his staff.