Bell's Mind Made Up? four-star prospect Hawatha Bell thinks he knows where he will play college ball.

"I have my mind set up," Bell said. "My mind is already made."

However, Bell isn't prepared to disclose his collegiate destination and has yet to make a verbal commitment. The 6-foot-1, 228-pound linebacker plans to announce his college decision sometime in November.

In the meantime, Bell will take official visits to his four finalists: Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

"[I'm taking official visits before verbally committing] just to make sure I'm not doing anything I'm going to regret," Bell said.

Bell has yet to discuss official visit dates with any coaches.

"I have to get my SAT scores to my coach before I set up anything," Bell said.

Over the weekend, Bell unofficially visited UNC to see the game day atmosphere of Kenan Stadium.

"It was great for me," Bell said. "I didn't have any complaints with it."

Bell, his head coach Mike Newsome, and a couple of his Matthews (N.C.) Butler teammates arrived on campus just before kickoff and left with two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Thus, he didn't receive an opportunity to speak to any UNC coaches, outside of pleasantries.

With Bell leading the defense at middle linebacker, Butler is undefeated at 4-0 and has kept every opponent under two touchdowns. On the year, Bell has scored touchdowns on an interception and a one-yard run.

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