Bell Loved Baton Rouge

Keegan Bell of Hazel Green (Ala.) is one of the top point guards on John Brady's list for 2007. The 6-2, 180-pounder took his official visit to LSU over the weekend and he got to do something he had done in a long time—see a football game in Tiger Stadium.

"It was crazy," said an excited Keegan Bell. "It was really good to be back in that atmosphere. It was a lot louder and a lot more fun than I remember. LSU fans are loud. I think they get louder than Alabama and Auburn fans."


Bell said he was treaty very well by the student body and did not meet one person who wasn't nice to him.


"I really like it because you get that college atmosphere, but at the same time, everybody is so laid back," Bell explained. "Everyone was just so, so nice."


Right now, Bell said his top three teams are LSU, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt. He went to Ole Miss last week and is taking a trip to Nashville, Tenn., to visit Vanderbilt this weekend.


Following his trip to Commodore country, Bell could be ready to make a certain college coach very happy.


"I should really have a good idea of where I am going to go after this weekend," said Bell. "I'm really going to sit down and make a decision."


Bell compared the three schools in his mind.


"Each school is so different- Ole Miss is kind of the traditional southern school," he stated. "They are in more of a rebuilding period right now. Vanderbilt is a much smaller school, but they've had great success. LSU is the big time college town. They're trying to win national titles."


Both Bell and his parents were impressed with the academic facilities.


"The academic place was amazing," he said. "My mom really liked that.

Everything was just great."


Bell was also able to do a little tailgating before and after the Tigers' stomping of Arizona.


"We walked around a little before that game and hung out with some people and met people," said Bell. "After the game I was able to get some food, so it was good."


Overall, Bell said that his trip to Bayou Country was everything he had hoped it would be.


"You know how there are these big time programs and you think they are going to be great and everything, but when you go there they're not," he said. "LSU was the opposite of that. That was a great place to be. I just loved walking around with the guys and coaches and just being there."


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