Bell's Fate Could Be Decided Soon

There is some upcoming news about City College of San Francisco (Calif.) quarterback Darius Bell, concerning whether he'll be a Bruin or not this fall...

Darius Bell, the quarterback from City College of San Francisco, will more than likely find out in the next couple of days whether he'll be eligible academically for UCLA, according to sources.

Bell, the 6-0, 218-pound dual-threat quarterback, has been recruited by UCLA for several months. He has had some issues academically, mostly getting enough credits to transfer to UCLA. According to sources, he has been doing more course work in the last couple of months and those transcripts should be sent to UCLA within the next couple of days.

It's believed then, if Bell does qualify, he'll enroll in time for the second summer quarter at UCLA and be ready for UCLA"s fall practice, which begins August 9th.

Bell, the brother of former UCLA running back Kahlil Bell, will add some much-needed depth to the quarterback spot. He'll have four years to play three, however, which would make him essentially a sophomore, the same class distinction as Kevin Prince, Nick Crissman and Richard Brehaut for the upcoming season (Brehaut has a redshirt year available).

According to sources, UCLA very much wants Bell, and considers him a potentially very effective weapon in the Bruins' Revolver offense.

As a freshman at CC of San Francisco, Bell threw for 1,905 yards and 21 touchdowns and had only five interceptions, while rushing for 870 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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