An impressive 6'6, 225-pound athlete with 4.6 forty speed, Bell didn't play at the varsity level as a sophomore, but burst onto the scene in talent-rich Broward County with 40 tackles, 7 tackles for loss and 11 sacks as a junior.
"Elite length. Great motor. Explosive. These are three qualities that describe Bell," said Florida recruiting analyst Geoff Vogt. "He burst onto the scene last year where he made plays all over the field. Really moves well in space and has all the attributes to be big-time pass rusher at the next level. Reminds us of Aaron Lynch as a junior. Adding weight and strength are the keys from this point on."
Though he still has to get stronger and adjust to the demands of the recruiting process, Bell's ability to get after quarterbacks and chase down plays is going to put him in high demand with college coaches.
"All this is really new to me," Bell said. "I really never understood the process because I didn't have much success my freshman and sophomore year. My strengths are my speed and agility on the line and chasing down plays. I'm working on getting bigger and faster. And working on my technique and footwork."
Bell's potential and strong junior campaign caught the attention of Charlie Strong's coaching staff, who recently extended a scholarship offer. Bell also claims offers from SMU, USF, Notre Dame and Ole Miss.
"My interest level in Louisville is moderate because I'm really not leaning toward any school yet," Bell said. "I do have my favorites but I'm looking to wait it out and see what offers I get toward the end of my senior season. SMU is just now starting to get their popularity back and Louisville has a young team and they are still building on the great success they had last season."
Bell attended South Florida's junior day recently. "It was a good experience," said Bell. "They show a lot of potential in the Big East. USF really wants to make their players reach their full potential."
Though he doesn't plan to make a decision about his future soon, Bell knows what he's looking for in a college program.
"I'm looking for strong support and good environment," Bell said. "Also where I can learn from the coaches and students about football and life and how they can help me in the long term."