DB Marcus Trice has chosen to leave the Oklahoma program after two successful years on special teams.
Well, the expected (and necessary) attrition with respect to OU football has another victim. Defensive back Marcus Trice has decided to transfer according to a release from the university this afternoon. This had been rumored for a little while, but as we prefer to do here we waited until the news was official so as not to spread false information. However, in a statement today Coach Stoops confirmed the news:
Marcus is looking for another opportunity and we’ll do everything we can to help him find a good situation, coach Bob Stoops said in a statement. Marcus has worked hard here and will leave with our best wishes.
Trice was a kid who at 5'8" on a good day struggled to find a spot on the field in the defensive backfield. In fact, he had been rumored to working at WR during practices last year in an effort to potentially increase his chances at playing time. He was however a standout special teams player and frequently contributed to tackles and/or big plays on punt and kick coverage.
It's always unfortunate to see a talented kid leave the program, but if it's mostly about finding playing time then I can never blame them. Hopefully this is what's best for Marcus and he will find success at another program. Good luck Marcus from Sooner Nation!