Florida WR makes number three for the day

For a kid who had never flown or seen snow, there were a lot of expectations as to just what Antonio Bell would see. But he did have expectations, though. While Nebraska is a big-time tradition, for Bell , it was almost another school. With his official visit now history, it is anything but.

You are getting on a plane for the first time. You are going to see snow for the first time. And you are going to a place you've never been. That's a lot to have on your mind when you are a teenager, and you are heading to a place which potentially could be your home for the next four to five years.

Wide Receiver standout Antonio Bell said that the trip up was something, the first experience with snow was something, but both of them couldn't hold a candle to those things and people he came to see.

"I was actually more nervous on the second flight than the first. It was kind of cool looking down at things as they were getting smaller. And the snow, it was great. When I got on campus, I just picked some up, put it into a little ball and threw it at a wall," Antonio said.

"But the trip was unbelievable. It was everything I could have expected and all I wanted. That's why I committed this morning."

It's something for a Florida kid to commit to a school in the Midwest , especially since this is his first official visit of the recruiting season. But Bell said that from everything he experienced, be it his talks with the coaches or his former prep-teammate offensive lineman Cruz Barrett, any hesitation Bell might have had from simply not knowing the place or the people, was gone almost the instant off the plane.

"The coaches were great. The facilities were like nothing I have ever seen and Cruz, he just said it was great there, that I'd love the coaches and that things were going to be a lot better around here than before," Bell said.

"It's kind of what I wanted to see and feel, but you don't know that is going to work out. It did, though. I'm glad to say I'm a Husker."

Bell said of the coaches' reaction once he made his decision, that everyone was excited about his addition to the team and he was excited as well. He may not have known much about the team or its people coming in, but as he takes perhaps another nervous trip through the air back to Daytona Beach , he may not know the program's history, but he's liking the future. "I know they need me and everything I have seen shows me this team has the right attitude about everything," Bell said. "It's going to be fun and I really like the offense.

"I'm just glad everything turned out the way I hoped it would. I got to know them. They got to know me and it just worked out. It's great."

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