FOX Sports CFB crew tabs Ohio State RB Trey Sermon as top 'impact transfer' in college football
With the transfer portal becoming such an integral part of college football over the last few years, it’s not uncommon for big-time players to find new homes and make a strong impact on the field. This year, there have been some seriously strong additions via transfer.
FOX Sports’ college football crew ranked the top five players they expect to have the biggest impact this fall after transferring. New Ohio State running back Trey Sermon is at the top of the list.
Sermon comes to Ohio State after spending the last three seasons at Oklahoma. During his time with the Sooners, he rushed for 2,076 yards and 22 touchdowns while adding 391 yards and 3 touchdowns as a receiver.
With the Buckeyes losing J.K. Dobbins at the running back position, the team needed some depth in that room. While there’s plenty of talent with Master Teague, Steele Chambers and others, Sermon should provide Ohio State with the experience and talent it needs to make another run at the College Football Playoff.
Sermon’s selection was interesting, considering the number of high-profile quarterbacks that also transferred this year. He beat Miami’s D’Eriq King (from Houston), Georgia’s Jamie Newman (from Wake Forest) and Mississippi State’s K.J. Costello (from Stanford) for the top spot. Texas wide receiver Tarik Black (from Michigan) was the only other non-quarterback on the list.
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