Capital ATH Commits To Boise State

Capital HS ATH Corey Bell (Boise, ID) became the twelfth verbal commitment for the 2011 Boise State recruiting class last week when he decided to end his recruitment and become a Bronco. The Capital pipeline continues with Bell's commitment and now he's focused on winning a state championship with his teammates. What made Bell commit to Boise State? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about just that.

Capital HS ATH Corey Bell (Boise, ID) became the twelfth verbal commitment for the 2011 Boise State recruiting class last week when he decided to end his recruitment and become a Bronco. The Capital pipeline continues with Bell's commitment and now he's focused on winning a state championship with his teammates. What made Bell commit to Boise State? "Honestly, they've been the top school on my list throughout all of this," he said. "I talked about it with my parents for a little while and I knew that was where I wanted to play," he added.

The Boise State staff was in contact with the Capital staff a week before the offer was extended. Bell had an idea that the offer was coming and that allowed him some time to think about it. "My coach had been talking to BSU the week before and they told him they were going to offer me," he stated. "I decided pretty quickly that I was going to commit when I got the offer."

The 4-2-5 defense allows the Bronco coaching staff to put an emphasis on speed and playmaking skills. It's not uncommon for a kid to show up on campus as a LB and then make the transition to FS or any of the other positions in the secondary. Bell is a "tweener" and will play the hybrid-LB/Safety position. "I'll be a hybrid-LB/Safety," he said. "I feel like I'm a smart player and I know what my job is on every play. I never have a mental letdown."

Corey and his teammates at Capital suffered a gut-wrenching loss against Eagle to end the 2009 season as they were within minutes of winning a state championship. The talented ATH doesn't necessarily see that loss as a motivating tool. "We're focused on a new year. That was last year and this is this year," Bell said. "Our goal is to always win a state championship. We're 6-0 right now and we've got Caldwell up next. We just have to take it one game at a time."

Bell (5'11, 199, 4.67) currently has 1 INT and 36 tackles through six games this season. He chose Boise State over an offer from Idaho State and interest from Idaho, Nevada, and Colorado.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Corey Bell.
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