Bell Participates In OSU Camp, Talks Bucks

One of the top safety prospects in the country is Rossville (Ga.) Ridgeland's Vonn Bell, who was in Columbus for the second time Sunday to participate in an Ohio State camp. Bell, one of the camp's top performers, talked to about his trip and where his recruitment stands.

Given Vonn Bell is universally regarded as one of the top safeties in the 2013 class, it wasn't a surprise that he was perhaps the top performer at the summer camp Ohio State hosted at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Sunday.

The Rossville (Ga.) Ridgeland safety, a five-star prospect rated as the No. 3 player at his in the class, played both sides of the ball in front of the Buckeyes coaching staff and came away comfortable with the plays he made.

"I thought I did pretty good, you know," Bell told "I had two interceptions. I wasn't going to let anyone score on me. I got on the offensive side of the ball, too, and I scored two touchdowns. I had a lot of fun out there."

A 6-1, 190-pound prospect, Bell has emerged as one of the most sought-after recruits in the nation. With scholarship offers from programs like Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas and many others, he certainly has his options open when selecting where he'll play college football.

Bell had already visited Ohio State in the last few months and had an offer in hand before attending the camp. Given he made the effort to make the second trip to Columbus to see head coach Urban Meyer and defensive coordinator Everett Withers, one could infer that he has serious interest in the Buckeyes.

"It was a good experience going through the camps and meeting the other prospects and everything," Bell said. "It was a nice experience visiting with Coach Meyer again and Coach Withers."

Bell wasn't specific when asked what schools are at the top of his list, though Ohio State did seem to leave yet another impression. Being a southern prospect with SEC influence, Bell was certainly one of the top priorities for the Buckeyes staff. Bell's visit began on Friday and he took the ACT in one of the labs on campus.

"I really can't give it out (my list) right now, but it is coming up soon," Bell said. "There really isn't a decision time, you just have to do it when the time feels right. I just got a second look at everything and a better feel being around these coaches again. You kind of get that home feeling."

Bell doesn't anticipate participating in other camps this summer, but will look at the calendar when he returns home to make the determination. Now, he'll go back to Georgia with a lot to think about after having conversations with Meyer and Withers.

"It was more about football than anything," Bell said of his interaction with the OSU coaches. "It was about business and what side of the football I want to play – if I want to be on offense or defense. I really just want to play safety and stick to one side of the ball and make some plays. Coach Urban Meyer said he wants me to play a little bit offense, but we're going to see what happens."

Without a time frame to make a decision, Bell is perfectly comfortable taking his time during the process. Bell is expected to announce a narrowed-down list in the near future, but for now he's simply letting things process.

"That home feeling, when you're away from your family. It is all about that home feeling and getting a good environment and good people around you," Bell responded when asked what factors will lead to his decision. "There's no pressure (from SEC schools), those guys know you're visiting other places and they are really telling you to go look at other places and get that different feel so you can have options."

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