Trice Loves What He Sees in Norman

One of the most celebrated players on the 2009 Oklahoma commitment list is Mesquite athlete Marcus Trice, who committed to Oklahoma the day after he received an offer. On Saturday he was able to make it up to campus and get a real feel for what his future is going to be like in the Crimson and Cream.

After taking a visit to Oklahoma, four-star prospect Marcus Trice, a 5-foot-9, 175-pound athlete from Mesquite High in Texas could not be more happy or secure with his commitment to the Sooners.

"It started off when Coach Smith came to meet me and we went up to the trophy room, where are the records and trophies and stuff are," Trice informed. "I was amazed!"

"I was like how could a program win this much. They have like five out of the last nine Big 12 Championships. They have been in six out of the last nine Big 12 Championship games."

"They have so many guys that have came through. They have more All-Americans then years that the programs have existed. They have something like 144 all-time All-Americans."

The trophy room was not the only thing that caught Trice's eye.

"I was so amazed with everything, even the cafeteria," Trice continued about his visit. "They are on a strict diet. They just do not get to eat anything and everything they want. That will be good. You get three square meals a day. You can not help but stay built with all of the working out and stuff that they do."

"Everything is so close, and I like that too. You have got the Barry Switzer Center and right across the street is the dorms. You walk through a little garden area and in like two seconds that is the indoor training center right there."

"The people were all just super nice as well."

Trice was also one of the few people who are not already on the team that got to watch the Sooners go through the first scrimmage session.

"It was good," Trice began. ‘I think some of the guys had heavy legs from working out that morning. Some guys are still learning, but you could tell that the potential is there to be National Champions from the talent and leadership that they showed. Even though they were tired they showed tremendous leadership."

"The older guys were helping out the younger guys. The younger guys were asking a lot of questions about schemes and stuff, and you could tell that they were really eager to learn. The older guys were really eager to help them, so that was a plus for me. I like to see that too."

Trice could end up playing offense or defense at OU, and that was the sentiment that the staff conveyed to him on Saturday.

"I asked Coach Venables what position he saw me playing and if I would be a field corner or a boundary corner. He told me that they recruit football players. He told me that they would let my play determine where they will play me."

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