DeaMonte Trayanum will be playing college football a little closer to home from now on.

On Christmas Day, the former Arizona State running back announced on Twitter that he will be transferring to Ohio State. The Akron native had a brief message to make his announcement.

“Coming back home playing defense, ain’t no other way to do it! O-H,” Trayanum wrote on Twitter.

Though he was a running back at Arizona state, Trayanum is transferring to Ohio State to play linebacker. He’ll join a unit that struggled at times during the 2021 season, bringing talent and depth to that position group.

Trayanum spent 2 seasons at Arizona State and rushed for 692 yards and 10 touchdowns on 127 carries. He also caught 5 passes for 24 yards.

A native of Akron, Ohio, Trayanum was a 4-star prospect in the 2020 recruiting class and was a Top 300 player, per 247Sports composite rankings. He committed to Arizona State over Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin and several other programs during the recruiting process.

Ohio State ended the 2021 season with a 10-2 record and will play Utah in the Rose Bowl.

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