Trey Sermon, the top-rated back in the state of Georgia for 2017, has folks yelling out “Boomer Sooner” today.
The 6-foot-1, 217-pounder with sprinter’s speed chose Oklahoma on Friday afternoon. Sermon had been off and on with UGA over the last year. The previous staff didn’t hold him in as high regard as others, but the new coaching staff made him feel like more of a priority.
Just not as much as Bob Stoops and his staff did.
The junior from Sprayberry High School in Metro Atlanta released his commitment on Friday via social media. That decision takes one option off the table for UGA at running back for 2017.
The four-star prospect was in a talented mix that included Cam Akers, Toneil Carter and D’Andre Swift as the program’s top targets at the position. UGA needs to sign at least two big-time backs in this year’s class to compensate for the expected flight of both Nick Chubb and Sony Michel to the 2017 NFL Draft.
Sermon is rated as the nation’s No. 7 running back and No. 121 overall prospect for 2017. He was ranked as the No. 15 prospect in Georgia this year.
He released his Top 6 on April 12. It included UGA, Auburn, Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon and Tennessee.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.
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