SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Defensive back Mike Sellers and linebacker Russell Smith have become the latest members of the 2013 Sacramento State football recruiting class, it was announced today. Both players will enroll at the University for the spring semester.
Sellers played two seasons at Hawaii where he tallied 42 tackles, including three for loss, while also forcing a fumble and defending three passes. As a freshman, he played in all 13 games for the Warriors and ended the year with 30 tackles. During the year, he had six tackles against San Jose State and five stops, along with a sack, against Louisiana Tech. In 2012, he had 12 total tackles with three tackles against Lamar, BYU and San Diego State.
A native of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, the 5-11, 185-pounder prepped at James Campbell High School where he was a two-time all-league selection. He also competed in track and field where he finished fourth in the state finals in the high jump and won the league title after clearing 6-feet, 6-inches.
Smith is a 2012 graduate of Del Oro High School in Loomis, Calif., who originally committed to Nevada but did not enroll in the fall. He will have all four years of eligibility remaining along with a redshirt season, if needed. With Del Oro, Smith was a two-time all-Sierra Foothill League honoree and was also named second team all-metro by the Sacramento Bee as a senior. During his senior season, he helped lead the Golden Eagles to a 13-2 overall record, a Sac-Joaquin Section Div. III title and a berth to the state title game against Helix HS. A versatile player for Del Oro, Smith finished the 2011 season with 73 tackles and two interceptions, rushed 24 times for 213 yards and four TDs and also caught 37 passes for 638 yards with eight touchdowns.