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Shadell Bell has been committed to Clemson since last fall, but that hasn't stopped the Tigers' coaching staff from putting on the full-court press.

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Bell, a three-star wide receiver out of Columbia High School [Decatur, Ga.], doesn't just talk to recruiter of note Marion Hobby and position coach Jeff Scott.

In addition to Dabo Swinney, defensive coordinator Brent Venables is involved. So is defensive backs coach Mike Reed.

"I'm talking to coach Reed as we speak, through Twitter messaging," Bell told CUTigers, during a recent interview.

"I talk to coach Hobby almost every day. I talk to coach Scott like every other day. I talk to coach Venables -- I talked with him [recently]. Really, it's mostly all of them, but I talk with coach Hobby on a day to day basis."

That commitment from the Clemson staff has made quite an impression on the No. 55 ranked wide receiver in the country, according to Scout.com.

"It means a lot. I can tell that they mean what they say, not just wanting to have me there to commit, but they're showing me love, talking with me outside of football," Bell said. "It's not just coach Scott and coach Swinney talking to me. It's other coaches."

It makes sense, because Bell is a wanted man. Several other schools have tried to sway his pledge to the Tigers.

"As far as talking to me the most, Kentucky, Wake Forest and Louisville, just to name a few," Bell said. "They're the ones that are really trying."

He added, "They're all aware that I'm really into Clemson and they know I'm committed to Clemson, but I still listen to what they have to say."

Bell hopes to visit at some point this spring to watch practice. But, with time running out on that option, his only trip to Clemson this spring could be for the Orange and White game. He'll definitely be in town for that.

As a junior, Bell had 40 catches for 600 yards and seven touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, he had 30 tackles, returned two interceptions for touchdowns and had eight sacks.

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