WR Jaheim Bell (6-3 204) of Valdosta, GA torched secondaries last season, according to his estimate, for 70 catches, 800 yards and 14 touchdowns. He’s considered an athlete by recruiting analysts but schools like USC like him for his offensive skills.
Bell visited USC in January and he’s kept in regular contact with head coach Will Muschamp and recruiter Bobby Bentley.
“I have a good relationship with coach Bentley and hear from him almost every day,” Bell said. “They like my hands and speed.”
Bell actually has visited USC twice and he plans another visit this June when his seven on seven team is in Columbia. The Gamecocks appear to be one team with staying power in his recruiting.
“They are one of the schools I’m considering going to,” Bell said. “I’m going to keep watching them. I’m impressed with their offense, their facilities and coaches.”
Along with USC, Bell said Oklahoma, Florida, LSU, Kentucky and Penn State are some others showing him strong interest. He also has visited Florida, Penn State, Tennessee, Cincinnati and Virginia Tech. He will make a return trip to Tennessee this weekend.
Bell doesn’t have any favorites at this point and and feels the interest is equally strong from all the schools.
“Pretty much everybody so I really can’t cancel anybody out,” he said. “Pretty much everybody is on me hard.”
He plans to name his top ten on his birthday, June 14th. He is not graduating early and won’t make a decision until after his season.