Bell Visits Mississippi State

Mississippi State commit Torrey Bell, the 6-foot-5 defensive end from John Curtis Christian (River Ridge, La.), visited Starkville over the weekend to watch the Bulldogs battle Alabama. Get his reaction inside.

"The atmosphere was great. I got to hear the cowbells for the first time," said Torrey Bell. "It was definitely a different thing to hear. I had a good time. The coaches told me I've been doing good work. We won our first playoff game last week, 56-7; the coaches said they've been watching me and I'm doing great.

"It was a good, physical game with Alabama. The defense did a good job of holding their offense. I can't wait until I get to go up there and contribute. I'm going to take my official visit in January, but I'm also hoping to go to the Egg Bowl on November 26th."

Bell brought along two teammates: RB Tevin Horton and LB Duke Riley (both juniors).

"Mississippi State is in both of their top schools," said Bell. "They have high interest and I hope they end up there with me."

One of Bell's coaches at John Curtis - Johnny Curtis - played at Mississippi State. John Curtis is 11-0 and seeded No. 1 in Class 2A. The Patriots are on the road this week in the second round at No. 17 Ville Platte (8-3).

"The feeling is still there," said Bell of losing to Evangel Christian in the state finals in each of the past two years. "Winning a state title is the only thing that can take it away. We have to keep being physical in practice."

Bell leads Curtis in sacks with 12. He's also among the team leaders with 45 tackles, including a season-high nine vs. Westgate. The rangy senior has batted down five passes and recorded a safety.

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