A few SEC schools have caught the attention of arguably the best running back in next year’s class.
Trey Sermon, the 4-star from Marietta, Ga., told the AJC’s SECcountry.com that Auburn, Tennessee, Florida, Ole Miss and Ohio State are the schools standing out at the moment.
Coincidentally, those programs have recruited him the hardest as of late.
Of the five, he’s yet to unofficially visit Florida. He took trips to Ohio State, Auburn, Tennessee and Ole Miss this past summer. Sermon is Georgia’s No.1 running back for next year — and might be tops overall, regardless of school grade.
More recently, the 6-foot-1, 206-pound product from Sprayberry High School attended the Alabama-Ole Miss game for an unofficial visit.
“The atmosphere impressed me a lot,” Sermon said. “I talked to the coaches a little bit, but they were pretty busy and there was a ton of people there.”
Another program on his radar is UGA. Sermon plans to attend the UGA-Alabama game on Oct. 3.
“I’ve been talking to (UGA running backs coach Thomas Brown) more,” Sermon said. “He’s been contacting me. I haven’t visited there yet since Dawg Night.”
Sermon tells the AJC’s SECcountry.com that he may attend the Florida-Tennessee game this weekend, followed by visits to Ohio State and Ole Miss later this fall.
Sermon is rated as the No. 5 player in the state for the class of 2017.