Talented D-Back Has Baylor #1

The Baylor Bears recruiting success has not gone unnoticed. The Bears are up to 16 commitments, and have several players listing Baylor among their favorites. One defensive back lists Baylor number one on his list. Come see who it is only inside BearsIllustrated.com

He doesn't worry about what people might say about his size. He showcases his skills everytime he steps on the field. At 5-9 157, and reporting a 4.51 forty, Derrius Bell, a talented cornerback who played at Grace Prep Academy in Arlington, has turned some heads and received some offers. After playing with his AAU basketball in Denton last weekend, Bell took the time to visit with BearsIllustrated.com

Baylor, UTEP, Tulsa, Colorado State, and SMU have offered Bell, who is planning on attending either Ennis or Dallas Hillcrest High School next year. One school is leading the pack.

"Baylor is first for sure. Then, I would say Tulsa."

Before commiting, Bell plans on taking his official visits first. Although he does not know exactly which schools he will visit, Baylor is one he will definitely visit, and will be attending Tulsa's camp on July 22nd.

Those that have seen him play will tell you that speed is his biggest asset. Bell explains what he thinks his biggest strength on the field is.

"I think when I get out there I am a pretty smart player. I don't make a lot of mistakes. And if I do make a mistake, I just let it go. If things go bad, you just got to let it go, and I think I do that pretty well. I think I am pretty smart on the field."

Bell played his state championship football game in Waco, but has yet to really take a good look at the campus. That doesn't stop him from commenting on what he likes about Baylor.

"I like everything. It's close to home, it's got good academics, of course, and the football team is on the uprise."

Bell played wideout and cornerback last year, and the talented athlete proved to be successful. Bell was named all-state 1st team offense and defense. On the next level, Bell believes he will be a cornerback and return specialist.

Derrius Bell is a high school standout, and he doesn't let his size get in the way of how he plays.

"I just try to play. My dad tells me to stay away from a lot of negativity. He already told me that it would be a knock on me anyway, my height and size. But, they just got to see for themselves that I can really play. It's always coming up, but they just got to watch me play the game."

Bell explains that he doesn't get the ball thrown his way too often, but in crunch time, he wants to make the play. Bell also explains how he prepares himself each week.

"Our coaches gave us game film, so we could watch it all night. I watch the film, and I have watched a lot of it."

Bell, who dons the nickname "BayBay", is staying busy playing point guard for his AAU basketball team, lifting weights, and training for the upcoming football season.

Bell compares himself to Aaron Glenn of the Dallas Cowboys.

"His height, you know, his weight, you know he is a little cornerback, but he can play pretty good. I really like him a lot, too. He can do a lot of things that I want to see myself doing."

With high school football around the corner, Derrius Bell will take the field once again, and BearsIllustrated.com will keep you covered on it all.

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