Still solid to Clemson

Wide receiver Shadell Bell is not thinking about more visits, but interest keeps coming in for the Clemson commit. He talks recent offers and his commitment to Clemson.

Decatur (Ga.) Columbia wide receiver Shadell Bell committed to Clemson back in November, but has seen the offers and interest only grow since then.

"Right now, I'm still solid to Clemson," he said, "but people are still offering and I'm still talking to coaches, but I'm still committed to Clemson."

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound junior said the feeling of being at home with the Tigers coaches and offense was big in his decision.

"They all built strong relationships with me, Coach (Dabo) Swinney, my recruiting coach, Coach (Marion) Hobby, Coach (Jeff) Scott the wide receivers coach," he said. "They treated me like I was the best that they were recruiting for the position."

While he hasn't taken any visits since his commitment, the offers and contact with coaches has been steady.

"I've been talking to a ton of coaches, but I talked to Louisville on Thursday and got that offer," Bell said. "Michigan State came in during January and I got that offer. Wake Forest came in. Kentucky came in."

The most recent offer, from Louisville, surprised Bell a little bit as he hadn't heard much from the staff since Charlie Strong departed for Texas.

That didn't stop him from hearing from Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, formerly at Georgia, on Thursday night and extending an offer.

"They said they had been looking at me for a while," he said. "They went ahead and offered me. That was really big because I got a chance to go up there in the summertime."

Bell had visited Louisville last summer before his commitment, but he has never been to Michigan State, another school that recently offered him.

"Coach (Dave) Warner came to the school in January," he said. "They just wanted to talk and see if I might come up for a visit. We talked and basically he already knew they would offer, but he said, ‘Is there still room for Michigan State?' I said, ‘There could be' and he went ahead and offered me."

But will any other visits happen for Bell?

"As of right now, I haven't thought about it, but if something comes up, with the right school, I would take it," he said.

"But right now, it's still Clemson."

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