Penn State has entered the mix for 2019 cornerback Myles Bell. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) High standout visited Happy Valley Friday and left a happy young man.
"I loved everything about Penn State and everything it had to offer,” he said. “As soon as I stepped on campus, the coaches made me feel like family. The environment was great. PSU will definitely be a school I will keep as one of my top choices."
The junior-to-be cornerback spoke with much of the Penn State staff, including head coach James Franklin.
"The coaches were telling me that they like my athleticism and my length at being a long corner.” He said. “They also said that I would fit in their system.
"(Franklin) basically said that he loves my length as a corner and told me that Penn State could use a long cornerback,” he added. “Coach Franklin really takes his time in recruiting and looking for kids that fit their system both athletically and academically. He likes kids who are focused academically and know what they want to accomplish in life. He told me that I am the kind of kid he wants to recruit."
At that moment Franklin offered Bell a scholarship.
"It took a minute to really sink in that I've just been offered from Penn State,” he said. “I was extremely happy because I know Penn State is a huge offer and that they take the time to really look at their recruits. So for them to offer it was a blessing. PSU has been one of my favorite schools."
Bell will be visiting Ohio State Saturday, Akron Sunday and West Virginia Monday on his Northern swing. He has not set plans for when he will commit to a program.
"Right now, I am just enjoying the process, but it is possible I'll make my decision later this year or next year,” he explained. “I plan on making my decision when I feel comfortable enough with my recruitment. Once I take my visits and look thoroughly all my schools of interest, I'll probably make a decision soon after.”