High Level Baltimore WR Commits to Duke

Sheldon Bell, a likely candidate for regional top 100 honors, committed to Duke after visiting.

Duke received its second commitment in two days as Sheldon Bell, a big wide receiver out of Baltimore (Md.) City College, pledged his commitment to the Blue Devils.

"I committed to Duke yesterday," says the 6-foot-4, 190 pounder. "I couldn't find a school that I couldn't get a better deal with the Duke education and I can be a starter my freshman year. I don't think I could find something better than that."

While Bell was recruited by Virginia, Maryland, Georgia Tech, NC State, Boston College and several other schools, Duke was his first and only offer.

"Nobody offered yet, but Maryland wanted me to come to their camp and run the forty and they said they were going to offer after that. I'm still solid. I was going to go to the Virginia camp and Maryland camp, but now I'm not, I'm just going to go to the Duke camp."

The lack of offers is surprising to many, especially after a junior season in which he made 35 receptions for 650 yards and 6 touchdowns. Bell believes that being so big is what helps him on the football field.

"I think my size is my best asset. On slants, a lot of corners can't cover me, and on fades I can outjump them because I used to play basketball."

Bell hopes to prove he is among the elite players in the nation as he plans to attend the Scout.com All-American Combine this weekend at Duke.

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