"All the schools right now are pretty equal, but South Carolina was the first, so I guess they're up there right now," Bell said. "There's still a lot of time left and I'm talking to a bunch of schools."
"It's exciting," Bell said. "I'm excited about how everything is going. I'm trying to just take it day-by-day and stay humble through everything. ... All of the coaches have said they really liked my film and what I showed this year. I've been doing well in school and that's a big part. All of the schools have said they were pretty interested in me and I was pretty high on their board."
"It's great having those older guys helping to get me exposure this season," Bell said. "I obviously stick out as well when they're watching games or the film on another player. I'm glad that coaches saw me and liked me while they were watching Brandon and D.J. and [Michael Giacone]. It's been great having them around me. They all prepared me for what's going to happen."
Bell also has former teammates at Rutgers in Savon Huggins and Keith Lumpkin. Rutgers has not offered Bell a scholarship but continues to show interest with cornerback being a position of need in the upcoming class.
"I like Rutgers a lot," Bell said. "I have teammates that love it there. It's close to home and they are doing some big things. I know things are kind of weird with them because of [coach Greg Schiano] leaving, but they're going to be fine."
Bell plans for a lighter offseason in terms of camps and combines. He injured his hip last offseason and his recruitment took a hit because of it.
He plans to take a few visits and will consider going to camps and combines, but does not want to push it too hard, he said.