Everglades DE has high interest in USF

USF will still be looking to get several defensive ends in the 2013 cycle and one player they're looking at is Alvonte Bell, a standout defensive end prospect from Everglades High. The 6-foot-5, 220 pound prospect attended USF junior day recently and talks about the visit, his recruitment and where the Bulls stand.

Alvonte Bell is a standout defensive end from Everglades HS in Miramar, FL. After finishing his junior season with 40 tackles, seven for loss, 11 sacks, three caused fumbles, and three fumble recoveries, is getting a lot of recent attention lately.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Bell was on of the many prospects that attended USF's junior day and was impressed.

"The junior day visit was good and a great experience for me and my family," said Bell. "I really liked the campus and they have great facilities. The weight room and practice fields were really nice."

The standout defensive end said he's been talking with Coach Vernon Hargreaves and likes what the Coach has to say.

"I really like Coach Vern, he's a good man," said Bell. "He really tries to help the student athletes themselves to become better athletes and better people. To help them reach their full potential on the football field and off. To not only excel as a player but to better in life outside of football."

On the recruiting front Bell holds a handful of offers, but his recruitment is picking up steam recently.

"I have SMU, Louisville and Ole Miss," said Bell, "But Notre Dame and Alabama have been talking about offering me."

"USF has been talking to me since last spring," said Bell. "They haven't offered yet, but I hope they do."

It's early in the recruiting cycle, but Bell already has schools that are standing out to him.

"The Florida schools I like are USF, UCF, UM and FSU," said Bell. "Out of state I like Alabama, and west schools like Arizona State and California. I was born in California, was raised in Arizona."

"I like USF, they are and up and coming team with a lot of potential," said Bell. "I really like the coaching staff; they want the best for you on and off the field and want to help you reach that.

As of now, Bell said his primary focus is on academics and his grades.

I rally want to concentrate on my grades right now," said Bell. "While on my visit, I learned the things that I need to do to qualify to get into this school and I'm going to improve on the things that I need to, for this college and any school."

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