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3 Days to Purdue Football: David Bell

Last season’s top in-state propect chose Purdue.

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Rondale Moore is getting all the preseason press, but today’s player is one of the most anticipated freshmen in school history.

David Bell - Fr.

Indianapolis, IN (Warren Central HS)

6’2”, 210 pounds

Wide Receiver

2019 Projection: Contributor at Wide Receiver

At one point last year Warren Central with David Bell had won 60 consecutive games in football and basketball combined with David Bell. He did not play in every basketball game because of his football commitments, but Bell was able to pull off the double in his career by winning the 2018 Class 4A State Championship in basketball and the the 2018 Class 6A State Championship in football. Even more, Warren Central set a record for single-season wins by going 32-0 when Bell was a junior in 2017-18. He had a huge role in that, as he hit the game-winner in the 64-62 semi-state win over New Albany that ended the high school career of Romeo Langford.

He almost kept it going last year as Warren Central was 23-3 in basketball, but lost to Lawrence Central in the regular season and the sectional.

Of course, he is here for football, where he is even better. The following stats are not a typo, but he caught 85 passes for 1,542 yards and 22 touchdowns as Warren Central went 14-0 to win the Class 6A state title. He had a great outing in the 42-41 comeback win over Louisville trinity in week 2 last year, and Warren ended up having to beat all five of their state tournament opponents a second time thanks to the rigors of the MIC.

Bell was slowed by a hamstring issue in fall camp, but there is little question he will play this season. With him and Rondale Moore catching passes (along with TJ Sheffield, Milton Wright, Amad Anderson, Mershawn Rice, Jared Sparks, and Jackson Anthrop, etc.) Purdue has a wealth of weapons.