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DeaMonte Trayanum coming home, announces transfer to Ohio State

when Demonte Trianum He was a highly recruited player in Akron (Ohio) Hoban, Ohio State was one of the schools that offered him a scholarship and he was thinking a lot about the Buckeyes. However, Trayanum ended up choosing Arizona and signed with the Sun Devils.

Trayanum was an outstanding quarterback and came back for the Hoban Knights and played some safety as well. He was good enough at both linebackers and linebackers to have recruits who felt he could play successfully in either position at the next level.

Today Trayanum announced that he will be returning to his home state and will move to Ohio State and play quarterback.

“For me, once I got to the gate, I wanted to be in an atmosphere where I could thrive and with people I could trust and be comfortable with,” Trayanum told Bucknuts. “This is Ohio State. I wanted to play somewhere where I could win a national championship. After I sat down and plotted all my options, Ohio State ticked all the boxes.”

Trayanum, who is 5-foot-11, 221-pound, said that it has not been decided where the linebacker would play for the Buckeyes.

“I’m going in there to defend and see what happens,” Traianum said. “I don’t know any linebackers, but I did everything. In high school, I played a safe and linebacker and came back to Hoban.”

Trayanum had many suitors. Michigan has often been thought of as the Buckeyes contest, but it’s certainly not the only school in the mix.

“I had a few schools,” Traianum said. “I had a pick of them. Besides Michigan, I had others at PAC 12 and some smaller schools.”

Three coaches in Ohio were involved in hiring Trayanum.

“Coach (Tony) Alford and coach (Al) Washington with the midfielders and coach (Jim) Knowles,” Traianum said. “I spoke to Coach Knowles on the phone. He said he was excited to have me.”

Trayanum is currently still in Arizona, but is looking forward to returning “home”.

“I’m excited to be back in Ohio,” he said. “I’ll start in Ohio on January 11th.”

Trayanum played for Arizona for two seasons. In 2020, Trayanum played in four games with the Sun Devils, rushed for 290 yards on 49 stands and had four touchdowns. In nine games in 2021, he sprinted 402 yards on 78 carrycots and had six touchdowns. Both seasons he averaged over five yards per carry.

Trayanum entered the transfer portal at the end of November.

The Buckeyes need a quarterback and Trayanum has the athletic ability and skills to be very good players at Ohio State. Knowles, the Buckeyes’ new defensive coordinator, brings with him an aggressive philosophy from Oklahoma State to Ohio State and this should fit in with Trayanum and the way he plays the game well.

Trayanum was in the 2020 Ohio class and was a 4-star prospect in the final 247Sports Composite Rankings that year. It ranked 285th overall in the country, and was number 25 in a row and likely fifth overall in Ohio. He committed to Arizona State on June 26, 2019. Other schools, including Ohio State, continued to recruit Trayanum after his commitment, but he remained with his decision to choose the Sun Devils.

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But now two years later, Trayanum is back in his home state and ready to compete for play at Ohio State and help the Buckeyes win games.


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