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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
2013 WR Ricky Seals-Jones 'wide open'

By Brandon Chatmon

Ricky Seals-Jones (Sealy, Texas/Sealy) is a special talent.

The Class of 2013 prospect already has earned offers from LSU, Baylor, Texas Tech and SMU while several other schools including Texas, Texas A&M and Notre Dame.

One school not on the list? Oklahoma.

Seals-Jones is one of the top prospects in Texas yet hasn’t heard much from the Sooners. But that doesn’t mean he has no interest in OU.

“I’d be interested [If OU expresses interest],” said Seals-Jones, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound receiver prospect who plays quarterback in high school.

He has no leader and says he’s “wide open” heading into the spring of his junior year.

Fortunately for OU, Seals-Jones has been focused on Sealy’s football and basketball squad, deciding to put recruiting on the back burner until the spring and this summer but he said he would be interested in coming to Norman for a visit if the Sooners show interest before then.

“[Former Sooner] Brandon Williams, my opponent at Brookshire, went there and I talked to him a little bit,” Seals-Jones said. “He said it’s a nice atmosphere, nice place to be.”

One glimpse of Seals-Jones film makes it clear why some of the nation’s top schools are in pursuit of him. He plays with a quickness and agility uncommon for a player his size.

“My size and ability, I try to not do too much,” Seals-Jones said. “I just go out and play I don’t like to force things.”

A big, fluid receiver, Seals-Jones said he keeps an eye on other big talents like Andre Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald for tips about how to use his size advantage. As an elite prospect, he understands his transition to receiver will need to be relatively smooth, so he has one specific thing he would like to work on.

“Getting used to running routes and making plays instead of having the ball in your hands every play,” he said.