Bell, a 6-1, 170-pounder with 4.4 speed, had been to LSU before to watch the Tigers practice but he never got a chance to really see what all of the talk was about.
Bell got into town on Friday with his mother and he now has a good idea of what LSU has to offer.
“It was a good weekend and I had a lot of fun down there,” Bell said. “I really enjoyed meeting all of the coaches and going out there on the field. I got a chance to meet my favorite wide receiver, Early Doucet, and got to see how the atmosphere is down there.
“I thought it was going to be good and have always heard that LSU was a great to place to play and that the people really loved you down there. I can really see that they do love you down there.”
One of the highlights for Bell was getting to see the facilities he would have at his disposal if he chose to go to LSU and they lived up to the high expectations he had going in.
“This was my first time to see everything and it was really nice,” he said. “I got a chance to see the academic center and it was better than what I had heard. The weight room was bigger and better than I thought it would be and I could really see myself working hard in there to be the best player I can be.”
The Rayville (La.) product got to spend some one-on-one time with Les Miles and D.J. McCarthy and one would think that the coaches would have pushed for a commitment but they respected Bell’s stance.
“They didn’t really push for me to commit but they told me how bad they wanted me to come down there and how they could see myself playing for LSU,” said Bell. “They knew that I wanted to take some more trips and talk things over with my family so they didn’t push me to commit.”
Next up for Bell is a trip to Alabama on April 12th.
The Crimson Tide is one of the three schools that the standout receiver is focusing on but a decision could still be a couple of months away.
“I’m still going to wait until June or July before I make my decision because that will give me time to sit down with my family and talk about it a lot,” he said. “Right now, it’s LSU, Alabama and Mississippi State and they are all about the same.”