Bell Reviews Penn State Visit

New Jersey linebacker Brandon Bell headed back to Penn State Thursday. Get a recap of his Happy Valley visit experience here.

Brandon Bell arrived to University Park a little late for his unofficial visit to Penn State Thursday. But that didn't stop the Oak Crest High (Mays Landing, N.J.) middle linebacker from enjoying his visit.

“We got in a little late and missed some stuff Coach [Ron] Vanderlinden had scheduled, but we still got to cover a lot of stuff,” Bell said.

“We took a visit around the Lasch Building, as well as the equipment room and indoor facilities, and then we got to go out on [the field at] Beaver Stadium, which was the first time for my mom, so that was cool,” Bell added.

While his mother enjoyed getting to see the different sights on campus, Bell himself enjoyed the recently finished weight room most.

“The last time I was here, the weight room was being re-done and they were moving things in and out, but they showed me pictures of what it was going to look like. Today, I saw the full effect,” Bell said. “I saw guys working out in there, too, and that stuck out to me, because the guys in the weight room were having fun while working hard.”

The junior prospect also got to chat briefly with head coach Bill O'Brien, though most of the visit -- which also included a tour of the campus -- was conducted by Vanderlinden.

“We took a tour of the campus and I saw a lot of it, and it pretty much lived up to what I expected it to be,” Bell noted. “I mean, there weren't many people there because of summer courses, but it was still nice.”

And even though he's still not ready to make a decision, Bell said the Nittany Lions moved up after Thursday's visit.

“They certainly moved up, it was a good visit, and I felt good about the whole visit,” Bell said. “I plan on going to Rutgers on Monday, but the pressure is going to start cooking up after a week or so. I haven't decided yet when I'm going to make a decision, it's definitely ticking down, and I think it's going to be soon.”


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