T'Sharvan Bell, who plays both quarterback and defensive back for Osceola High School this year, has his team primed for a deep playoff run.
"We're 8-0 right now, and ranked number two in Class 5A," Bell said. " We have two more regular season games, and then the playoffs. I think we can win it all, and I've been doing pretty good."
"Pretty good" for Bell equates to four interceptions and 37 tackles on defense, and 12 touchdowns produced on offense. He didn't have his detailed offensive stats available, but it's clear from Osceola's record that he has been getting the job done on both sides of the ball.
Although he likes playing quarterback, he knows that his future lies as a cornerback in college, which is where all of his offers currently reside. In addition to West Virginia, Clemson, Auburn, Georgia Tech, South Carolina and Rutgers make up his top six, and all of those schools have offered him a scholarship as a defensive player.
Bell is beginning the process of setting up his official visits, but hasn't squared away any firm dates yet. He thinks he will be able to take a couple of them while his season plays out, but will likely take some after his season ends.
"I'll probably take all five before making a decision," said Bell, who will likely have to make some of his longer trips, such as West Virginia or Rutgers, after the season ends.
West Virginia remains a strong contender for his services.
"I've been talking to all of the West Virginia coaches," he said of the recruiting process. "I will take an official visit there. They are high up there, especially if they keep winning. I like the style of defense they play, and the league they are in gives them a chance to line up against four or five wide receivers."
It's clear from that statement that Bell doesn't back down from any challenges, and has the confidence to go against any wide receiver one-on-one. While this recruiting battle appears to be just heating up, it's likely that he will find himself the subject of a spirited battle as the weeks wind down to Signing Day.