It was kind of hard for Wilson Bell to contain his enthusiasm following his official visit to Florida State this past weekend.
“Man what didn’t I like?” said the 6-foot-4, 296-pound offensive guard from Prichard (Ala.) Blount High. “The players, the campus, the family feeling and the atmosphere.
“I feel like Coach Trickett [offensive line coach Rick Trickett] can really help a player get to the NFL and Coach Jimbo [head coach Jimbo Fisher], he’s just a heckuva coach and he has that program on the rise to the top, you’re guaranteed a bowl game every year and it’s just a really good school.”
The overwhelming response doesn’t bode well for Bell’s commitment to UCF, which began to waver the moment FSU extended a scholarship offer earlier this week.
So now Bell has a decision to make and he said it won’t be easy nor will it be something he’s looking forward to.
“When I left FSU I was thinking it was a heckuva visit. I really enjoyed myself,” Bell said. “I talked to Coach Tyson Summers [of UCF] told him I would let UCF know where I stood tomorrow.
“I’m just going to pray about it and sleep on it and see what God tells me to do.”
Bell has become a popular target since his performance in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game. On Friday he received two more scholarship offers from Ole Miss and Texas Tech, and he said regardless of what he tells UCF on Monday, he will still be taking visits. Cincinnati has also been in his ear.
“I’m going to use the last two of my visits to see what all is out there and get to be able to experience that,” Bell said. “If I tell [UCF] I want to decommit I’ll still be a fee agent for time being.
“I’d say by the end of this week or next week I’ll decide and then I will only tell the head coach of the team I choose and let everybody else know on February 6.”
Chris Hays is the Sentinel's recruiting coverage coordinator and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter at @Os_Recruiting and Facebook at Orlando Sentinel Recruiting and now on Pinterest at Orlando Recruiting.