USC is still hunting safeties for the 2020 class. The Gamecocks offered the second of the month earlier this week in Charles Bell (5-11 195) of Gaithersburg, MD, a Syracuse commitment. A week ago the Gamecocks also offered DJ Taylor of Tampa, an Arizona State commitment. Much like with Taylor, the Gamecock defensive and recruiting staff watched recent film on Bell, liked it and offered.
“Nate Hammett (player personnel assistant) and Kyle Krantz (assistant coach) contacted me on Twitter,” Bell said. “Krantz told me he watched my film with their DC (Travaris Robinson) and they really liked it. He said I’m physical and fast and not afraid to hit. He got me on the phone and the DB coach (Robinson) said I’ve received an offer from them.”
Bell has been listening to what the Gamecocks have had to say about a place in the program and they’ve been able to open his eyes about giving them a look.
“My relationship feels like it’s building,” Bell said. “I really like what they are saying. I can’t wait to go down and see it for myself, and my recruitment is still open. They say they like my ability to get off blocks which is something they need.”
Bell also holds offers from Boston College, East Carolina, Maryland, Nebraska, Virginia Tech, Temple, Liberty and others.