QB/ATH Bell attending Junior Day

Ronnie Bell, a teammate of Louisville signees Jarrett Davis and Lacy Coleman, helped lead Tyrone (GA) Sandy Creek to a state title last season. This weekend, the talented athlete/quarterback will attend Louisville's Junior Day at PJCS.

Ronnie Bell, a talented duel-threat quarterback from Tyrone, Georgia, is receiving interest from programs in the south, including Louisville.

"I have been in contact with Louisville since last summer," Bell said. "I got to talk to them while they were recruiting my teammate Jarrett Davis. They contacted me during the season and they told me they liked me and wanted to see some of my film."

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"So when one of the coaches came down to visit Jarrett they watched my film and liked what they saw. At that point they passed my film on to the quarterbacks coach and head coach and they started recruiting me pretty hard."

Bell has not received any official offers, though he is getting a great deal of interest from Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, as well as Louisville. He says that most schools are looking at him as a quarterback or athlete.

"I would like to first get a look at quarterback but if a big school offered me the chance to get on the field earlier at another position like wide receiver I would be open to that," said Bell.

Bell is looking for the best opportunity academically and athletically.

"I want a school with good academics, good weight rooms, and programs. A school that will take a shot at me (playing quarterback). This was a first year starting and I want them to give me a shot at quarterback so I can show them what I can do," said Bell.

Coming off an exciting state championship game that saw him throw two fourth quarter touchdowns to Davis en route to a comeback victory, Bell says he enjoyed his first season behind center and is looking forward to the upcoming season.

"My junior season went great we won the State Championship," Bell said. "I threw for 2,003 yards with 17 touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns. I broke a lot of county and school records and I plan to get even better this season and really improve next year."

Bell says that he is planning on taking some visits this summer and his first trip will be to Louisville this weekend.

"Louisville has invited me to Junior Day and I will be up there for the spring game as well," said Bell. "I am looking to take a visit to Vanderbilt as well as the other schools recruiting me."

With no current offers, Bell isn't close to making a decision.

"My timetable for my decision will depend on how my first offer looks," Bell said. "The school that offers me first will show that they really want me and hopefully give me the opportunity to [play] quarterback."

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