Mesquite, Texas defensive back Marcus Trice had a big weekend. He led his team to the finals of the Texas State 7 on 7 Tournament and was one of the top overall performers at the event. On Monday the excitement continued when the 5-foot-8, 170-pounder picked up an offer from a school that was high on his list.
"Oklahoma offered," Trice said. "I had talked to Coach Venables right before the Texas A&M event (The State Tournament) and he told me to call him when I got back. When I called him he had some good news."
Though Trice asserted himself as one of the best players among the entire 64-team field in College Station, his play over the weekend didn't even factor into the offer.
"I told him that my team did really good and he didn't even know about it," he said. "He just talked about how much he liked my enthusiasm and my leadership on the field."
The versatile two-way threat had known that an offer was possible from the Sooners and when it finally came, he was thrilled.
"I was really excited," he said. "I'm excited about OU because that's a big-time program. That's a program where a lot of guys come out of and go to the NFL. Most importantly, they win games. That's a big-time offer, OU. I'm really excited."
Trice has yet to name any favorites but when he does, OU is will be in good shape.
"I haven't really made any favorites but I'm starting to and yes, tat puts OU in my list of favorites."
As his stock rapidly rises, Trice listed three other programs that he would love to add to his offer list: LSU, Missouri and UCLA.
Despite the success that he and his team had during the State 7 on 7 Tournament, don't expect any let-down heading into the fall.
"We still have stuff to prove," he said. "We didn't win the State Game. We haven't done anything until we have a ring on our finger. It's all or nothing right now. We're still playing with a big chip on our shoulder."