'2022-2023 RB - DeaMonte "Chip" Trayanum (Transfer to Kentucky)

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    CREATING SEPARATION
    College football’s recruiting dead period runs through July 24, and Ohio State will waste no time in getting prospects to campus the following weekend.

    That includes Akron Archbishop Hoban four-star athlete DeaMonte Trayanum, who told Eleven Warriors he will be on campus for an unofficial visit on July 27. He’ll be accompanied by his mother and uncle.

    This will mark the third trip to Columbus for the 5-foot-11, 215-pound Trayanum, who is one of just four in-state prospects from the Class of 2020 to hold an offer from the Buckeyes. His most recent visit, which coincided with Friday Night Lights, has helped Ohio State separate itself from some of the other programs recruiting him, including Boston College, Michigan, Notre Dame, Purdue, Stanford, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

    “I’m just getting more comfortable every time I go down there,” Trayanum said.

    Trayanum has continued to build a strong relationship with Meyer and running backs coach Tony Alford, and the two were seemingly attached at the hip during the camp. He’s also been in contact with Day.

    All that said, there has been a lot of discussion of whether Trayanum — similar to four-star commit Steele Chambers — would be better suited at running back or linebacker. Nothing is set in stone just yet, but it’s clear which he’d prefer.

    “They’re leaving it up to me, but I’m leaning more toward offense,” Trayanum said.

    Trayanum will visit Clemson the following day, and an offer from the Tigers could shake things up in his recruitment. But there’s no doubt he’s getting closer to a decision, and I anticipate the Buckeyes will have some good news sooner rather than later on that front.
     
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    Buckeyes and Clemson on top for in-state 2020 star

    Thanks to the struggles its had in 2018 and 2019 with Jackson Carman and Zach Harrison, one of Ohio State’s biggest priorities in the Class of 2020 is to lock up Ohio’s best prospects early. That endeavor is off to a pretty good start with 5-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson, one of four players within the Buckeye State’s borders from the Class of 2020 to already have an offer from Urban Meyer and his staff.

    One of the other four is Akron Archbishop Hoban athlete Deamonte Trayanum. The 4-star running back/linebacker made his most recent trip to Ohio State last Friday. He then took off for the weekend to a state he spent a few years living in and checked out the Clemson Tigers in South Carolina.

    Right now, the 5-foot-11, 215-pound athlete has those two schools at the top of his list. The primary reason for his visit to Columbus last weekend was for his mother to get a chance to see the school in person.

    “She really fell in love with ‘Real Life Wednesdays,'” Trayanum told Lettermen Row. “It was a good experience for her, she was really impressed. She really didn’t know a lot about Ohio State before.”

    A decision for Trayanum isn’t coming any time soon. The earliest he’s planning to commit to any school would be this upcoming offseason, following his junior season. Right now, the focus is off of recruiting and on to his teammates — though a couple game day visits around the country are likely.

    “I’m done with visits and stuff for now,” he said. “I’m focused on my season.”
     
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    AH, SO WE MEET AGAIN, MR. SWINNEY

    Ohio State hosted more than a dozen of the nation’s top underclassmen late last month in what was the only weekend in which on-campus contact between coaches and prospects could occur before college football’s month long dead period.

    Akron Archbishop Hoban four-star athlete DeaMonte Trayanum was among those in attendance, marking his third trip to campus since the Buckeyes offered him a scholarship in January.

    “It was great, like always,” Trayanum told Eleven Warriors.

    The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Trayanum — who is considered the fourth-best player in the state and No. 282 prospect overall in the Class of 2020 — was accompanied on the visit for the first time by his mother and uncle.

    “They were really excited to see the campus, meet the coaches and be introduced to Real Life Wednesdays,” Trayanum said.

    Trayanum has seen everything the program and university has to offer, so this visit was more so about the opportunity for him and his family to sit down and talk with head coach Urban Meyer and running backs coach Tony Alford.

    “[They told me to] take my time with this process and make sure that I ultimately make the right decision for me,” Trayanum said.

    Trayanum followed that up with a one-day stop in Clemson. The Tigers have yet to offer, but find themselves in the thick of his recruitment following just a single visit.

    “It went pretty good,” Trayanum said. “Clemson is just like Ohio State. Both schools have core values that they believe in deeply, and that’s what I want to surround myself with.”

    Trayanum plans to visit both programs again this fall, especially since he’s never seen a game-day atmosphere at either school — which, at the very minimum, includes a return to Columbus for the season opener against Oregon State. He then hopes to make a decision before the start of his senior year.
     
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    Ohio State grows relationship with Deamonte Trayanum

    Ryan Day has made it no secret at all that he’s attempting to reprioritize Ohio, and last weekend’s junior day weekend highlighted that. Akron Archbishop Hoban running back/linebacker DeaMonte Trayanum was one of a handful of local prospects in town, and the weekend felt a little different to him than previous visits to the school.

    “Man, it was fun,” Trayanum said. “I just really got to sit down and talk with all the coaches. I got to ask all the questions I needed to.”

    Asking questions is just one thing, of course. Getting answers is another.

    The biggest remaining question for the 6-foot, 215-pound, 4-star athlete is exactly how he’d be used if he decided to commit to the Buckeyes. He appears to prefer playing running back.

    “I was wondering about recruiting in the running back room,” he said. “They answered all of my questions.”

    Trayanum has had an offer from Ohio State for a while now. Urban Meyer’s staff offered him, but it was Ryan Day who recruited his high school and made the transition from the Hall of Fame coach to first-year coach feel pretty seamless.

    “Actually no [difference] at all,” Ohio’s fifth-ranked 2020 prospect said. “Ryan Day was actually the recruiting coach for my area, so no.”

    There was some speculation that the Buckeyes could have closed the deal on Trayanum last weekend, but he’s not ready to commit yet.

    “I really just want to make the right decision. When I’m in, I’m all in.”
     
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    DeaMonte Trayanum Begins Busy Visits Week
    Four-star Akron athlete DeaMonte Trayanum has begun a busy week of visits for Ohio State. Trayanum hit campus Tuesday in Columbus, where he hasn’t paid a visit in some time. The No. 210 overall prospect in the 2020 class has made three unofficial visits to Ohio State since receiving his offer in January 2018. He then visited in March, April and July, but hasn’t made a recorded visit since, until Tuesday.

    Trayanum is the first of more than a dozen recruits making their ways to Columbus – most of them arriving this weekend for Student Appreciation Day at Ohio State spring practice on Saturday, March 23.
     
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