June 11, 2012
Sells sold on Baylor
While he was there at Baylor's camp on Sunday at the Allison Indoor Facility, Irving MacArthur Taion Sells
saw the faces of his future teammates.
The more he hung out with Chris Johnson, Raaquan Jones and Johnny Jefferson, the more his decision to commit to Baylor made even more sense.
While it was known for several days that Sells' was going to commit, there is still that moment when it comes reality that's a bit of a jolt. Sells made it official Sunday when he pledged to the Bears and became the 11th member of the 2013 class.
Baylor is looking at him as a safety.
Verbal commitments are non-binding. The first day a recruit can sign a national letter of intent is Feb. 6, 2013. The three-star recruit had other offers from Iowa, Arizona State, Iowa State and West Virginia. He becomes the seventh defensive player of this class.
"It was crazy being out there with a whole bunch of those guys,'' Sells said. "I just told them they had a football player in the secondary who was going to help them.''
Sells had said as late as Thursday that he was going to be a soft commitment and look at his other options. But he admitted that the feelings of around his teammates and coaches proved that it wasn't necessary. He said his commitment is solid and he will not look at alternatives.
A three-year starter, Sells prides himself on being a sure downhill runner versatile in pass coverage and run support. He also has 4.4 speed, which is important in his recovery speed.
If there were any questions about his 5-10, 180-pound frame, his work and athleticism definitely didn't cause Division I programs to back off. Rather, they saw a confident player.
"I have the will to make that play,'' Sells said. "I want to thank the Lord for this opportunity.''
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