Over the next couple of weeks I am going to break down the in-state prospects. First up is the number one prospect in the state of Indiana, David Bell.
Bell is a two sport stud, that could quite honestly go division one in either basketball or football. For now, it appears as if football is going to be his choice. Bell is a recruit that is getting attention nation wide. Not just Indiana, not just the midwest, not just the B1G, the entire country.
Bell has been a starter at Warren Central since he was a freshman in both sports. If you know anything about High School football, you know that WC is a program that dominates every year, has around 4,500 students and quite frankly - it is damn hard to be a starter there, let alone be a starter as a freshman. Here is some information on David:
Name: David Bell
Position: Wide Receiver
Size: 6’4”, 190 (According to his HUDL Page)
Ranking: 4* (Rivals), 4* (96 overall, 247 Sports)
Other Offers: Iowa, OSU, Michigan, Penn State, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, IU, Louisville, MSU, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Purdue
According to 247 sports he is warm on Iowa, Michigan, OSU, Penn State and Purdue.
Positives: I could list endless amounts of positives here. He has great speed, a deep threat on every single down. He can beat you in a multitude of ways, deep ball, intermediate or underneath. He does a great job of high pointing the ball and using his hands. He has smooth hips in and out his cuts. I am going to be honest, he is a pretty fool proof wide receive.
Negatives: If I am being really picky, I would say his route tree needs some refining, but it really isn’t that bad. Also, another nit picky item I would say is the initial explosion off of the ball. But his second gear is second to none. The two things I listed are two skills that every single high school wide receiver could get better at - and most college receivers.
Chance of Coming to Purdue: 25%. I like our chances more than Iowa. I would put us in his tier one choices with OSU, Michigan and Penn State. Those are all tough programs to beat out. As of late, there has been a lot of Purdue chatter on his Twitter Page. I am not sure if that means anything at all, but Coach Brohm has put a lot of time and effort into recruiting David.
Wherever he lands, we wish him the best of luck. But, he already looks good in Black & Gold, why not another 4 years?