Clemson, Tennessee lead for WR

Earlier this month, Clemson sent an offer to one of the top junior wide receivers in the state of Georgia.

WR Shadell Bell Profile

Defensive ends coach Marion Hobby delivered the news to Columbia High School [Decatur] wide receiver Shadell Bell.

"I'd always wanted a Clemson offer since the beginning. I grew up liking Clemson. Coach Hobby, he's the one that told me they offered," Bell said, during a recent interview with CUTigers.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound prospect visited Clemson for Saturday's win over Wake Forest.

There are a number of things he likes about Clemson.

"The fact that they like big receivers is one [reason]. They're not too far from home and the way they throw the ball down field. They get their receivers a good amount of catches in the passing game," Bell said.

Hobby keeps in regular contact with Bell.

"I talked to coach [Jeff] Scott the day the offers was [given], but I talk to coach Hobby, pretty much, on a daily basis," Bell said.

It's already a strong relationship with Hobby.

"He's great. He's always just telling me things and just, for some reason, he always talks about my hands and how big they are," Bell said. "He's pretty cool."

With an offer sheet that also includes Alabama, Duke, Mississippi State, N.C. State, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, Bell does have an idea which schools are sticking out.

"Tennessee and Clemson I could say may be my leaders -- may be my top two," Bell said.

In addition to the Clemson visit, Bell has also been to Auburn this fall. Top Stories