Highly Regarded Safety Prospect To Visit Tigers

One of the South's top safeties will visit the Auburn Tigers this weekend.

Alabaster, Ala.--One of the top players in Alabama took a visit this past weekend to Baton Rouge to see the LSU Tigers and says the trip was a good one.

Safety Tony Bell from Thompson High has already visited Georgia and says he will trip to Auburn this weekend and possibly Tennessee before making his decision.

"It went good," Bell tells Inside The Auburn Tigers of his trip to LSU. "I got to meet a lot of the players and talk to Coach (Nick) Saban one-on-one. I also got to see Baton Rouge a little bit. I was hosted by Jessie Daniels.

"My favorite thing was meeting all of the coaching staff," he adds. "I hung out with Jessie and LaRon (Landry) and most of the defensive backs. I also hung out with Jamarcus Russell and Kirston Pittman. There was a lot of them. I liked it because they all hung out together so they were all there."

Tony Bell

A 6-2 ½, 205-pounder with good speed and instincts in the secondary, Bell has been one of the more talked about players in Alabama this recruiting season. A frequent visitor to Auburn's campus for games and camps, he says he's looking forward to his official visit to the Plains this weekend. Bell says the lack of depth at the safety spot and the chance for early playing time are some things he really likes about the situation at Auburn.

Following his visit to Auburn, Bell will have visited all three of his favorites in Georgia, LSU and Auburn, but a fourth visit could be upcoming. Whether or not that happens you can expect a decision before the calendar turns to February from Bell.

"I might go to Tennessee after this weekend," Bell says. "I'm still pretty wide open at the moment, but I'm going to make my decision after my last visit."

A solid basketball player in addition to his exploits on the football field, Bell is currently one of the top players for the Warriors as they try to get into the playoffs this year. As a senior on the gridiron, Bell had 70 tackles, four interceptions and two touchdowns while playing in just over five games because of an ankle injury.


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