Oklahoma is Number One for Sells

Sooners Illustrated brings you an interview with Taion Sells, 2013 cornerback prospect out of MacArthur HS in Irving (TX). Sells is one of the top prospects for the 2013 class in the DFW Metroplex. Check inside to see what he had to say.

The 5-foot-10 and 175-pound Sells plays safety for his Macarthur squad and this upcoming season he says he will also play receiver, running back, punt returner and kick returner as well.

Sells has already been receiving attention from multiple programs.

"TCU, OU and Baylor has been showing a lot of interest and I just got my first couple of letters from Oklahoma State," Sells stated.

Sells is being recruited to play the safety position but Oklahoma's defensive backs coach, Willie Martinez, sees Sells at a different position.

"Im being recruited to play safety and corner," Sells began. "I know OU is recruiting me to play corner but I think TCU is recruiting me to play safety."

A few weeks backs Sells attended the TCU camp and says he posted a 4.37 forty yard dash as well as posting a 34-inch vertical jump. Couple that with Sells' change of direction ability and you can see why he feels comfortable at either the corner or the safety position.

"I feel comfortable at safety," Sells began. "I have a year under my belt at the varsity level. At corner, I feel like I'm athletic so at corner I feel comfortable too."

Back in June, Sells had the chance to workout in front of Coach Martinez and display his corner abilities during the one-on-one portion of the camp.

"It went good. I did real good out there. We did a lot of one-on-ones. I did real good in the drills and it was more positive in my one-on-ones going against other people. So I did real good out there," Sells explained.

Before Sells took off from Norman after the camp, defensive coordinator Brent Venables talked with Sells and let him know where he stands with the Sooners.

"When I left Oklahoma the last thing they told me, the defensive coordinator told me that he wants to look at my first three games of my highlight tape and then make a decision off of that."

At the moment the Sooners are in a great spot with Sells.

"OU is number one, TCU is number two and then really whatever comes after that," Sells said.

A Sooner offer would be a big deal to Sells but it sounds like a quick commitment shouldn't be expected.

"If Oklahoma was to offer me after the first three games I would probably still wait until after my senior year, just to wait and see whatever else comes but that would be a big school that I'm considering."

Last season as a sophomore Sells finished with 50-tackles, one-interception and one-forced fumble. Sells says as of right now the only places he will be visiting this fall are Oklahoma and TCU.

Stay tuned to Sooners Illustrated for more coverage on Sells moving forward.


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