Trice Set for Big Weekend

Mesquite, Texas athlete Marcus Trice was at the Cotton Bowl last weekend, and he this weekend he will be up in Norman for his official visit weekend and he is excited to be getting to spend some quality time with his future teammates.

Marcus Trice, a 5-foot-9, 175-pound athlete from Mesquite High in Texas is all set for his official visit to see the Sooner program up close and personal for an extended amount of time.

"There is going to be a lot of us (recruits) there. It is going to be tight," Trice said when asked about the weekend.

Trice said this will most likely be his one and only official visit.

"I am really looking forward to it," Trice explained. "It is pretty much going to be my only official. I don't plan on taking visits anywhere else, because I am 100 percent OU."

"I am really looking forward to kicking it with the players and just being around the team. I have not really been able to be around them since I was up there in the Fall. I have been with them after games, but I have not got the chance to kick it with them."

Trice was at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas last weekend to watch the top ranked Sooners face off against the Longhorns. His beloved Sooners may have finished the game with a loss, but he was still impressed with the atmosphere.

"You can't really describe the atmosphere," Trice began. "It was crazy the whole time. I am still awestruck about the game. People were still asking me about the game today and I couldn't even describe it. It was an amazing feeling."

One of the Sooners' major recruiting targets is Lufkin DT Jamarkus McFarland, who will also be on his official visit this weekend. Trice and his Mesquite teammates faced off and defeated Lufkin 20-14 a couple of weeks ago.

Ever since the game Trice has had a solid relationship with ‘JMac' and he is hopeful that he will join him in signing with OU when National Letter of Intent Day rolls around in February.

"He did not make a whole lot of big plays against us, because we run a fast paced offense, but when we ran in the mid-line he was all over it," Trice informed. "He is a smart player too. He plays across the line when he saw screen and he even hit me on a couple of screens."

"He is a smart player and we need players like that at OU. I even told him after the game that he needed to be a ‘Boomer Sooner'. Sometimes you need guys that have great football savvy and he has it. I have been working on him, but I am not trying to get on his nerves or anything like that."

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