Penn State played host to Bridgeton (N.J) Senior High four-star athlete Markquese Bell Saturday. The Nittany Lions are hoping to catch the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder as a wide receiver.
Bell holds offers from PSU and numerous schools from the Big Ten, ACC and SEC.
"It was good visit,” Bell said of his trip to Happy Valley. “I got to take a campus tour, watch practice and speak with (wide receivers) Coach (Josh) Gattis and Coach (James) Franklin. I really liked the new offense at PSU after watching them practice. Coach (Joe) Moorhead’s offense is a fast-tempo (approach) that throws the ball around. I really like that."
What did Gattis and Franklin have to say to him?
"They just talked about how they need players like me, telling me how I could be a good fit for this new offense and this big-time football program,” Bell said.
Though Penn State played up the opportunity to place close to home, Bell said that will not be a big factor when it comes time to make a decision. He added that he intends to wait until closer to National Signing Day to commit to a program.
There are no other visits on his spring schedule at this time.