Trice at CB, Nelson at S
But so far through the first week of spring, Nelson has largely been playing safety.
The hope is that two of OU’s young DBs emerge as corner, so that Nelson can remain at a position he played so well last season.
One of those corners figure to be Demontre Hurst, who played several snaps at corner as a true freshman during the Sun Bowl.
Multi-year players Jamell Fleming and Lamar Harris are possibilities.
But another is rising sophomore Marcus Trice, who has been moved from safety to corner this spring.
Trice isn’t big at 5-foot-8, 180 pounds. But the talented prospect uses his size as motivation to play big.
“I pride myself on making plays. I’m a competitor. I come and I play with an edge on my shoulder. I’m a real fiery, real enthusiastic and real vocal. I play with a lot of passion and a lot of fire,” Trice said. “I’m not going to say all of that cancels out me being a smaller guy, but it makes it not as much of a big deal. I wouldn’t be here if I couldn’t perform. I was a smaller guy when they recruited me, they knew that. I’m the same size as I was when I got here, I’ve just added a few more pounds. But the coaches saw it in me and I’m here now. I pride myself on being real aggressive, but I can play finesse too. I’m real quick, I like to think that I have better feet than a lot of other people.”
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