Texas DL High On UM

Arlington (Texas) Bowie's Brad Sellers got a call in May from the UM coaches and he wasn't sure how interested they were in him. He decided to back his bags and head to Miami for a few days.

"The Miami camp was great," Sellers said. "I really enjoyed it. I was given the outstanding effort award for all the defensive guys. There were some good players there too."

Sellers named three players who he felt provided some good competition on the offensive side of the ball.

"There was a guy named Simon (Codrington) who was real tall and had long arms," he said. "A kid named Chris Barney was there for one day. He was huge and strong, but he wasn't real quick out of his stance. The best guy was Cory Zirbel from Kentucky. I liked the way he played. He never quit and played with real good technique, which made it really tough going up against him."

Sellers, who checked in at 6-2 and 244 pounds, said he enjoyed working with the UM coaches.

"Their quarterbacks coach actually was the one who invited me to camp," he said. "I got to work with some of the other coaches during the camp. They're all really nice guys. They said they just have to evaluate more of my tape, probably from my senior year."

The talented defensive end, who also plays on the offensive line, played on a 4-6 team last season.

"Our defense is solid right now but the offense needs some work," he said. "I'm hoping we can beat some of the other teams in the area this year."

Sellers also excels on the track, where he's one of the best shot put and discus throwers in the state of Texas.

"I threw the discus 188 once last year," he said. "I had an injury just before states and I was only able to get fourth. But all the guys ahead of me were seniors. I threw the shot 53."

Sellers, a full academic qualifier, said he wins with two attributes.

"I'm pretty quick off the ball and I like to use my hands a lot," he said.

Sellers is currently sitting on three scholarship offers. Several other programs have been recruiting him.

"Georgia Tech, Duke, and Toledo have offered," he said. "Right now my top ones would probably be Miami, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, Texas, and A&M. I'd like to check out all of those schools. Miami's a great program. They have great coaches and their success speaks for itself. I really enjoyed it there."

Sellers plans on attending camps at Georgia Tech, Texas A&M, and TCU later this summer. He's also been to Oklahoma State's camp already.

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