Commit Tracker: Bell recaps official visit

While in Boulder on his official visit last weekend, Maurice Bell got a preview of what it will be like on game day when he joins the Buffaloes.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound wide receiver from Murrieta (Calif.) Valley was hosted by Shay Fields, who caught three touchdown passes in Colorado's 47-6 victory over Oregon State.

My official was real fun. I love going out there and visiting,” said Maurice Bell, who verbally committed to the Buffs in late June. “I was able to recruit some other players, like Greg Rogers, who was out there. And I also got to build a better connection with my coaches and future teammates.

I had been out there before but this time I got to see how they prepare for games, how they run their offense. It was real exciting. They were always talking about the rise and ever since I committed, I always believed in it. So now that it is actually happening, it is making others believe in it also.”

Colorado's coaches have told Bell they see him playing both outside receiver and slot receiver in the future.

When I get there, we'll see where I primarily fit,” he said.

Bell had a long list of options before he chose the Buffs, including offers from Arizona, Cal, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska and Washington State. He does not currently plan to take any other official visits.

I am kind of shutting down my recruitment,” Bell said. “I am fully committed to Colorado. I am pretty sure I made the right choice.”

Despite facing bracket coverage on a consistent basis, Bell managed to catch 27 passes and rack up 449 all-purpose yards through the first five games of his senior season.

After a bye week, Bell and his Murrieta Valley teammates will face crosstown rival Vista Murrieta on Friday night.

They have been the top dog around our area for a while and nobody really had a chance to beat them but this is the year we actually have a team that can compete with them,” he said.

You can watch Bell's mid-season highlight reel below:

http://www.scout.com/player/197556-william-sherman

Sherman helped Allen to a dominating 61-19 victory over Plano West last week, improving the Eagles' record to 5-0. Allen is averaging 48.4 points per game and is currently ranked second in Texas by MaxPreps. You can watch early senior season clips of Sherman below:

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Shenault had a 24-yard reception in DeSoto's 48-7 win over MacArthur, maintaining the Eagles' standing as the No. 1 ranked team in Texas. Shenault is averaging 20.1 yards per catch and he has three touchdown grabs through five games. Four clips of him in action against MacArthur:

http://www.scout.com/player/187681-jon-van-diest

Van Diest was credited with six tackles, including one for a loss, in Cherry Creek's 42-26 loss to Valor Christian. The Bruins will try to get back to .500 this week with a home game against Fossil Ridge.

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Wells helped South Sumter to a 61-0 victory over Tavares, improving the Raiders' record to 5-0.

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Landman had two tackles for a loss, including a sack, and he had 91 receiving yards with two touchdowns on offense in Monte Vista's 35-14 win over Granada. The Mustangs remain undefeated at 5-0. Landman has recorded 10 tackles for a loss and has 297 total yards so far this season. You can watch clips of him in action against Granada below:

http://www.scout.com/player/203498-morrell-osling

Osling struggled offensively but Antelope Valley still managed to defeat Quartz Hill, 24-14, improving the Antelopes' record to 3-2.

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After blowing out Garfield, 55-0, two weeks ago, Lytle and his Servite teammates enjoyed a bye week. He took his official visit to Colorado last weekend. Lytle accounted for 1,209 yards and nine touchdowns through the first five games of his senior season. You can watch his mid-season highlight reel below:

https://twitter.com/tylytle5/status/782280675919486976

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Hamilton recorded six tackles in ASA College's 45-3 loss to Georgia Military. It was ASA College's first loss on the season. Hamilton has recorded 20 tackles and five sacks through five contests. You can watch his mid-season highlight reel below:

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With Polley nursing a minor injury, Miller helped Denton to a 38-24 win over Sherman, improving the Broncos' record to 5-1. Miller hauled in two touchdowns during the game, and played the role of lockdown corner. Polley and Miller both came out to Boulder on Saturday as unofficial visitors to watch the Buffs' win over Oregon State. You can see clips of Miller in action against Sherman below:

https://twitter.com/polley_97/status/784103670434500608

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Lewis and his Granite Bay teammates suffered a tough 42-0 loss at Folsom, dropping the Grizzlies' record to 1-5.

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Olver helped Marin Catholic to a 56-0 win over Novato, improving the Wildcats' record to 4-2. You can watch three clips of Olver from the game below:

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After blowout victories against Mountain Vista and Rock Canyon, Paige and his ThunderRidge teammates lost at Chaparral, 21-17, last week.

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Newman recorded three tackles and a sack as La Mirada dominated Norwalk to the tune of 62-0, improving the Matadores' record to 4-2.

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George Ranch gave up three touchdowns in the final 13 minutes and fell to Dawson, 41-24. Fontenot's stats from the game are unknown.

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Jackson is sidelined for the season with a torn ACL. In his absence Cedar Hill improved to 4-2 last week. Jackson was in Boulder on his official visit to watch the Buffs' win over Oregon State.

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Visit report and update on Dante Sparaco:

http://www.scout.com/college/colorado/story/1713548-sparaco-remains-full...


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