Bell Rings for Arkansas

Updated story on Arkansas getting its fourth commit of the 2015 recruiting class already when Junction City junior defensive end/tight end Jamario Bell (6-6, 230) pledges to the Razorbacks on Saturday night.

Arkansas continued its strong 2015 recruiting on Saturday when it landed a four-star in-state talent.

Junction City junior defensive end/tight end Jamario Bell (6-6, 230) confirmed via twitter Saturday night that he has pledged to the Razorbacks.

"I just decided that I will be taking my talents to Fayettiville Arkansas to be a Razorback #WPS"

He expounded on that decision on Sunday afternoon and noted that he is excited about what new head coach Bret Bielema is doing with the program.

"Last night I just decided that this was the perfect place for me," Bell said. "My mom and I talked to Coach Bielema yesterday afternoon and got very excited about his plans for the program. I told him I would probably have an answer for him by the end of the day.

"I walked around the campus and visited with a lot of the players and then went to the scrimmage, which was really good," Bell added. "I just knew then, this is the right place for me and I wanted to be a Razorback."

He had 81 tackles last season with 5 sacks among his 12 tackles for lost yardage.

Bell also caught 15 passes for 249 yards and four touchdowns while being named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's All-Sophomore team.

While Bell's only early offer was from Arkansas, he was getting interest from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, USC, Nebraska and Indiana.

Bell is also an outstanding basketball player who was part of the Arkansas Wings' AAU squad that won both the Peach Jam and 16-and-under national championship.

"My basketball recruiting had kind of slowed down, but my football recruiting was really picking up," Bell said. "But there is no reason to waste anybody else's time because I am certain Arkansas is the place for me."

The Razorbacks now have four commits in its 2015 class with Charleston four-star quarterback Ty Storey (6-3, 222), Lewisville (Texas) Hebron four-star center Zach Rogers (6-4, 295) and Conway offensive lineman Colton Jackson (6-6, 290).

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