WR Jaheim Bell (6-3 204) of Valdosta, decommitted from Florida Thursday and does not yet have a clear vision of his recruiting future. Bell had been committed to the Gators since mid-April but he never shut down his recruiting. He took an official visit to USC June 8th and the Gamecocks continue to be a factor, though Bell said at this point, no one is standing out to him as he restarts the process.
“I’m not sure yet, I don’t know where I’m at right now,” Bell said. “I don’t know where I’m at right now.”
Bell said he’s been “hearing just a little bit, not that much,” from Gamecock recruiter Bobby Bentley. “I’m pretty sure they still want me.”
Bell is a highly touted prospect who competed at The Opening earlier this week. He was considered one of Florida’s top commitments and his decision to decommit was not based on anything negative towards the Gators.
“I just need more time to make the right decision,” Bell said. “I could end up back there, I just need more time.”
Bell said he’s not sure about a short list now, and he deleted his Twitter app from his phone because “I knew it was going to go crazy,” so he’s not aware of any coaches contacting him there, and no one has called. He’s not sure when he’ll make his decision.
“I’m not sure who is on top and who is not,” Bell said. “I’m just chilling.”
Bell caught 70 passes for 800 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior.