Hello, Trey Sermon.
Three-and-a-half weeks after Sermon went public with his intention to transfer from Oklahoma to play his final year of college football in Columbus, Ohio State made the move official.
As a graduate transfer, Sermon will be eligible to play for the Buckeyes this season and immediately becomes Ohio State's most proven running back as the only back to start a game.
In his three seasons at Oklahoma, Sermon amassed 2,076 rushing yards and 22 rushing touchdowns, averaging 6.1 yards per carry on his career.
In his first season with the Sooners, Sermon rushed for 744 yards and five touchdowns along with 16 catches for another 139 yards and two touchdowns. He followed that season up with his most productive season to date, where he had 164 carries for 947 yards and a team-high 13 rushing touchdowns and 12 catches for 181 yards.
Last season, Sermon had 54 carries for 385 yards and four touchdowns, averaging a career-best 7.1 yards per carry, before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
Sermon's addition is particularly vital as he adds depth to a room that currently has only one healthy full-time scholarship running back in Steele Chambers with Marcus Crowley and Master Teague both injured and Miyan Williams not yet on campus.
But Sermon isn't coming to Columbus to be a backup, and the door to a starting job will likely be wide open for him when he arrives, especially if Teague remains sidelined for the start of preseason camp.