Louisville lands Georgia OL Robbie Bell

Hoschton, Ga., Mill Creek offensive lineman Robbie Bell has committed to the University of Louisville. Bell is the seventh commitment in the Class of 2016 for the Cardinals. Here's the latest on his commitment.

Hocshton, Ga., Mill Creek High School offensive lineman Robbie Bell had been telling recruiters that he wanted to wait until after spring ball to pick a school.

And then he made another trip to Louisville.

Bell and his family visited Louisville last weekend for the Spring Game and on his way home said he felt like "I just didn't want to wait any longer."

The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Bell discussed his options with his parents several times this week and on Thursday afternoon made the call to coach Bobby Petrino.

"I just got off the phone with coach Petrino and I called coach (Todd) Grantham and (Chris) Klenakis last night," Bell said. "It just feels right for me.

"I just couldn't wait any longer. It's the right place for me."

Bell said he "loved it" when he came to Louisville for Junior Day and returned with his parents for the Spring Game and said "they really liked it up there."

"I feel like the coaches are great and I can compete for a spot right away," he said. "I really think it's the perfect place for me. I love it there.

"I feel like it's a place where I can compete for a spot as a freshman, compete for an ACC Championship and possibly win a national championship."

Bell had offers from Colorado State, Georgia State and Buffalo along with U of L. Other schools he mentioned included Charlotte, Duke, Furman, Illinois, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Western Carolina, Missouri and several others.


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