OU Makes Strong Impression on Sells

Along with the 2012 recruits that were in attendance at the spring game, there were also some 2013 prospects as well. Taion Sells, safety prospect out of Irving MacArthur HS made it up to Norman to check out what the Sooners have to offer.

The Sooners have showed interest in past Cardinal prospects even though neither ended up at Oklahoma like James Sims who now plays running back at Kansas along with Johnny Haynes who will be playing for Oklahoma State next fall. It appears yet another Cardinal prospect is receiving interest as well.

His name is Taion Sells.

Sells is a 5-foot-10 and 170-pound safety prospect that last year finished with 50 tackles, one interception and one-forced fumble on the season. Sells has been noticed by a number of schools including Oklahoma, Kansas State, Notre Dame, TCU and Texas Tech to name a few out of his list.

A couple weekends ago Sells took some time to check out Norman and the Sooners in the Red & White game.

"I loved it," Sells began. "Oklahoma is a wonderful place to be. If God keeps blessing me and I stay on top of my game then Oklahoma is the place I want to be."

For Sells it was Oregon that had his attention growing up until one certain player suited up for the Sooners and dominated the college football scene. I'm pretty sure you can guess who it was.

"I liked Oregon for a long time," Sells explained. "When I was about eight years old I saw Adrian Peterson play for Oklahoma and ever since then I wanted to go there."

So far the visit to Oklahoma is the only one that Sells has taken so far. When it comes to what it is he likes about the Sooner program Sells had quite a bit to say.

"They have just a wonderful facility. Everybody in the program gets along. I like the academic center. I love really everything about it. I love the coaches, Coach Martinez, he's a good coach. It's a good coaching staff they got and a good program they got over there."

Over the summer Sells plans on being in attendance for the Sooners camp in June and plans to work out all three days he says. Sells claims a 4.4 flat forty and says his best time in the 100 meters is 11.0.

Sells has already been named team captain for the Cardinals for next season.

-Greg Powers-

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