Bell Talks Bearcats Camp Experience

Defensive back Corey Bell talks about his day at Cincinnati working out in front of the Bearcats coaching staff.

Corey Bell Jr. is a 5-foot-10, 159-pound Junior from North Carolina who plays cornerback. So far he's undeclared on his school of choice so on Tuesday afternoon he received a taste of Bearcat football and found a lot to like at one of their camps.

Having previously attended two other camps at home, where he attends Hough High School in Cornelius. He offered up a comparison between the camps saying that the Bearcats camp "was a lot more organized than any other camps I'd been to."

As for his success at the other camps, Corey already has one offer from Duke.

"I went to Duke camp and got an offer from there," said Bell. "I'm waiting to hear from the coaches at NC State."

Bell has a couple more visits in the coming days at other big conference football schools.

"I've got an unofficial [visit] to Kentucky and Louisville and then I'm going to Ohio State<" said Bell. "I'm also going to the freak show camp at UNC on Saturday."

The distance from home isn't a big problem for Corey when considering which school to attend.

"It is an issue," said Bell. "But at the same time whatever school is the best fit for me is the one I'll go to." It helps that he has family in the state up further north. "My mom's side of the family and dad's all live in Toledo Ohio, that's part of the reason we decided to come up here and give it a visit."

Corey's father, Myron Bell, played in the NFL for seven years for the Steelers and Bengals. His father has been an influence for him on the field in the type of player Bell has become and is becoming.

"He's influencing because we both played the same position," said Bell. "When I have a question about anything he can answer so I got to learn some things earlier than others."

Overall, Bell thought he could have done better at camp, especially when comparing his performance to what he achieved at the two other camps he had already attended.

"I don't think I did as good as my other two camps, I was a bit off. I don't know if it was because of the long ride here, but I didn't do as good as I'm supposed to do."

In the meantime, he's still waiting to hear more from the Bearcats.

"The DB coach talked to me and said he liked some of my techniques. He told me to talk to coach Kauflin.


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