Only one of Arkansas’ four official visitors arrives committed to the Razorbacks this weekend, but he is looking a bit different than when he first pledged.
Junction City defensive end Jamario Bell (6-6, 250) has put on 25 pounds since he originally committed to Arkansas in the spring of 2013 and he’s looking forward to taking his official visit to Fayetteville.
“I am just hoping it will be a great visit,” Bell said. “I just want to get to know the coaches and players even better and have a good time.”
Bell will be joined by Miami, Fla., Booker T. Washington linebacker James King (6-2, 215), Fort Myers, Fla, Island Coast defensive back Ryan Pulley (6-1, 190) and Marietta, Ga., Sprayberry defensive lineman Jabari Zuniga (6-3, 260).
Bell ended the season with 76 tackles, 12 tackles for lost, 7 sacks, 1 pick, 1 fumble recovery and also gad 9 catches for 131 yards and 2 touchdowns.
He was part of a third straight Junction City squad that captured a Class 3A state title.
“It ended up the way I wanted it to,” Bell said. “We won our third state championship in a row. We broke a lot of records individually and it was just a great season.
“It has been just a will to want to win and hard work every day,” Bell added.
Arkansas is looking at Bell as a defensive end although he has the ability to play tight end as well.
“They have just said they want me to come in and work really hard and that it will pay off in the long run,” Bell said.
Bell is one of 10 Arkansas prospects that have been offered scholarships and committed to the Razorbacks, but North Little Rock wide receiver K.J. Hill de-committed earlier this week.
Hill is also considering national champion Ohio State, Alabama and Ole Miss in addition to Arkansas.
“I have and I think K.J. will eventually be a Hog and he is just going through a little pain right now,” Bell said.
Bell is also friends with Haynesville, La., linebacker Kendrick Jackson (6-1, 230), who is an Arizona commit that will visit Arkansas next week.
“Me and him play baseball together when we were 11 or 12,” Bell said. “It is like 20 miles away.
“I haven’t talked to him in awhile, but I think once he gets up here he will like it,” Bell added. “He will probably commit.”
Arkansas is currently sitting with 20 public commitments and is ranked 21st nationally by Scout.com.
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