Bell gets some different looks at LSU camps

Camps are a great way for some players to get some work in at positions they don't normally play and that was exactly what happened with Texas native Cameron Bell at LSU's camp last week. Bell (6-1, 210, 4.5) rushed for more than 1,200 yards and three touchdowns last season at Round Rock-Stony Point.

He played his entire senior season with a tweaked ankle and still managed to earn all-district and honorable mention all-county honors.

The big bruiser started off working at running back with the LSU coaches and said he had a good performance at last week's camp.

"Camp went pretty well," said Bell. "I enjoyed myself and I think I impressed coaches with the way I played. I wasn't the highest recruit there, Joe McKnight was pretty much the big deal; he's a great athlete though."

Coaches started Bell at the running back position, a position he said he thinks will be one that LSU will have no problem filling.

"They are almost like running back university," said Bell. "I mean, they've produced guys like Vincent, Broussard and Addai. Those guys know how to make plays and I just tried to go out there and try to do the same thing."

After the first day, LSU linebackers coach Bradley Dale Peveto moved Bell over to linebacker to see if he could put his athleticism to work on the defensive side of the ball.

"I got some good work in over there and they said they liked my speed and the way I picked things up pretty quickly," he said. "I don't know if they would offer me based on that but they said they would recruit me as an athlete with the possibility of playing linebacker or running back."

Bell said he was impressed with what he saw at LSU and that they are one of his top teams.

"One thing I like is that LSU is a team of great character," said Bell. "That is something you don't see everywhere else. You can just tell that Les Miles practices effort and shows his players that he cares.

"The whole program is very family oriented. The coaches never curse and hardly ever yell at the players. The players know that there will be consequences for not doing what they are told and that is no playing time. That's the kind of coaching that wins national titles and that's what I want to be a part of. He's jut one of the better coaches in the nation."

So far, Bell has received two offers, from UTEP and New Mexico State. The 6'1", 215-pounder said coaches didn't talk to him about an offer, but he said they also haven't looked at any of his game film yet.

"We just talked about me coming back during the season for an official visit," said Bell. "You can't really grasp a player if you haven't seen him in game situations. They just saw me during the camp and not any of my game film, yet."

Bell said he thinks he would have more offers if his grades were better.

"Right now I have a 2.4 GPA, but that was because my first two years I really wasn't focused," said Bell. "I'd have seven or eight offers, easy, if I had a higher GPA."

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