George Bell is a Hokie

The comeback for Jack Britt (NC) running back George Bell is now complete. After suffering a grueling ACL injury the fourth game into his junior season, with several coaches on hand to extend scholarship offer, Bell starts his senior season this Friday against Scotland County. However, tonight was his night on Countdown to Signing Day to make it known that he will enter Friday's game as a future member with...

"I'm going to V-Tech", said the 5-foot-11, 225 pounder, currently rated as the number 7 running back in the nation, shortly after the Countdown to Signing Day show finished taping. "I feel good at all the schools, but I felt the best at Virginia Tech. With the RB situation, Kevin Jones leaves after this year. There are just two other backs on the roster, and I think I can beat them."

Bell's visit to Blacksburg was a key factor in his decision, and the smaller city was important.

"I like the city up there. It is a smaller city, and that is going to do nothing but help me focus on football while I am there."

NC State finished second and North Carolina third in the sweepstakes, but Bell said the choice was hard.

"NC State of course finished second. They had been with me, and been with me since the injury. I kinda went with the tradition and the winning basically. Both of the schools were equal in everything else."

More good news could come for Bell as early as today in making progress towards his goal of enrolling in the spring semester.

"I should get my test scores back today. I am on course to graduate early, I just have to get my scores and finish all my classes."

Bell rushed 70 times for 529 yards as a junior, averaging 7.6 yards per carry, and six touchdowns in those four games. Bell had 1,100 yards as a freshman and had 864 yards in just eight games as a sophomore.

George Bell
(Jack Britt)
Fayetteville, NC

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