"It has kind of faded
away because of the injury that happened and then [Tennessee] backed off some,"
"It was the camp I went
to last summer. I felt really in control and I worked out at running back
and wide receiver. I ran some routes and I just think I impressed
them. After the
"The first day you can officially offer a player NC State offered George, and after that camp they were all over him," Jack Britt coach Richard Bailey said. "When he left that camp is really when there was definitely a buzz about NC State and George Bell. He had a great time and wanted to stay all week. That's really when the close relationship between [Running Backs] Coach Portee and George really began."
Certainly it's been
stated in recent weeks that
"I had a good time at the
As of now, the official
"I'm going to
"Besides those three, I'm probably going to visit Virginia Tech and that will be it. NC State's my #1 school so I don't really need to visit them because I know enough about them. I can use the visits to see some schools that it might be hard to take unofficial visits to."
Should Wolfpack fans be
"If he comes back from a visit really liking another school then I'm going to advise him to visit NC State," Coach Bailey said. "They've been his #1 all this time and he should visit them if he begins to doubt that, but I just don't see him having to visit NC State."
"I'll make no bones about
it I'm a
"Coach Amato could have been anywhere on the first day of Spring but that first day he was sitting in this office telling me that they wanted George and he was their #1 priority. That loyalty has made a big impact with George and it's paying off now."
Another factor in
"My parents want me to go to State," he said. "They like the coaching staff and are comfortable with them. They see that NC State's on the rise so that's good."
One thing that remains to
be seen is if
"I know I'll be able to play again, but this is a big part of my future so I'm going to be careful and only play if I feel like I'm completely ready."
"I told George that we are not going to jeopardize his future and if he feels that he shouldn't play then he won't," Coach Bailey said. "We just found out that he was selected to play in the Army All-American Bowl in January and even if he don't play again for Britt then maybe he'll be able to represent us in that game."
If Bell did decide to run with the Wolfpack, he would be the third running back in three years who has played in the ESPN Army All-American Bowl to ink with N.C. State, joining T.A. McLendon (2002) and Darrell Blackman (2003).
With early graduation
only a couple of months away, can we expect a decision following his trip to
"Maybe... I plan on making my decision around the end of September or the first week of October, but I'm basically going to decide when I'm comfortable visiting all the schools that I want to see."