Decision looming, DeaMonte Trayanum feels at home with Ohio State

Jeremy Birminghamover 2 years
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Ohio State football recruiting can be a wild ride full of twists and turns as recruits from all over the country maneuver their way to signing day. Lettermen Row is here to help you navigate the tumultuous roads by getting to the heart of the matter with the young football players themselves. Birminology shows who the young men being recruited by Ohio State truly are — by talking to them. Today’s guest: 2020 Buckeyes target DeaMonte Trayanum.

The Buckeyes offered Akron athlete DeaMonte Trayanum a scholarship more than a year ago. A dream offer for most kids from Ohio, Trayanum did think about committing right away — but held off, choosing instead to fully embrace the recruiting process so that he could consider every option available to him.

And he has quite a few. Trayanum has 15 offers, is the country’s 24th-ranked running back and rates as Ohio’s fifth-ranked prospect. And he’s also narrowed his list down to four schools: Ohio State, Penn State, Arizona State and Wisconsin.

He’s already made an official visit to Arizona State and Wisconsin and he’s actually on campus with the Buckeyes right now, choosing to do a Monday-Wednesday official visit in an attempt to continue familiarizing himself with Ryan Day and the new Ohio State coaching staff.

Fortunately for Ohio State, it’s been Day recruiting Trayanum for the entire last year. He was the area recruiter in Akron while Urban Meyer was still the man in charge for the Buckeyes, and he helped develop a solid relationship with the 6-foot, 215-pound standout. that relationship has given way to Tony Alford, who has picked up the mantle for Day since he became the head coach in Columbus.

How has Trayanum’s relationship with Day changed since December? Is he really considering leaving Ohio State? What does he still want to know from the Buckeyes before a decision is made? The three-time state champion from Archbishop Hoban talks about those things and more in this week’s edition of Birminology on Lettermen Row.