Recruit Profile - William Bell

Background: Bell is a powerful force at defensive end that is just as adept at playing the run and rushing the passer. He was named to the preseason third team All Texas Super Team in Texas Football. During his senior season Bell made 80 total tackles with 17 of those behind the line of scrimmage and he had eight sacks.

His performance during his senior season earned him not only All District honors, but the district Defensive MVP award. He was also named to the All CenTex team and is a Texas Top 100 prospect.

Why OSU? "It just seemed more like home to me, and I fit in really well. It was a gut feeling that I made and I trusted me heart. It was a tough decision, but I don't think it went the wrong way."

William Bell Personal Highlight: "The Temple-Belton game was the highlight for me. They had so much hype and jive going around heading into the game. They are our rival. It was our object to go in there and shut them up, and we did. I made the newspaper in a picture where I beat a double team and then make the tackle. The whole game and reaction from everyone afterwards was a lot of fun.".

O-State Outlook: Bell has not qualified yet, but he is exepected to. He needs to because he will play as a true freshman. Bell is taller, but he will remind Oklahoma State fans of Greg Richmond. Like Richmond, Bell is very active and plays with a lot of energy. He will run his flapper some, but he never forgets to walk in step with any talk he has. Bell is phyical, but his greatest attribute, again like Richmond, will be his speed where he can jet by slow footed offensive tackles. Equally effective against the run and the pass. He is really fun to watch on pass rush unless, of course, your the quarterback. Beyond being a well used backup as a freshman, the sky is the limit for Bell. He'll put the we ight room to good use and could grow into being a dominating player.

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