Bell's Commitment Solid To Broncos?

Mount Prospect, IL strong safety prospect Brian Bell (6-2, 210, 4.6/40) was the first recruit to give a verbal commitment to the Broncos back in December. Is his commitment still solid and is there another school he may be looking at?

"I'm all done and very solid with Western," said Bell. "I visited back on December 5th and committed a few days after that (12/9) and am happy with my choice."

Bell chose the Broncos over Northern Illinois, a school very close to where he lives. Some felt Northern Illinois had the edge but did they?

"I think Western is a better program overall and I just loved the atmosphere when I was there," he said. "I went to one of Western's games and really loved the school and I got to see the whole campus and I was also very impressed with the educational part of my visit."

Bell was hosted by Paul Moersch and feels he can play early at Western Michigan.

"I'd love to play right away but I know it is probably best for me to redshirt and get ready," he said.

Bell says he will be ready come fall when he arrives on campus.

"I'm going to be running track this spring to work on some speed and agility things as well as my quickness," said Bell. "I'm playing basketball now to stay in shape as well."

Bell also plans to work hard this summer before heading to fall camp.

"I'll do a lot of summer workouts here with my high school so right now it looks I'll arrive right before fall camp and be ready to get to it," he added.

Bell is a full academic qualifier and played a variety of positions in his senior year for Mount Prospect.

"I played running back, wide receiver, kicker and linebacker this past season," he said. "I ran for 800 yards and 12 touchdowns and had 300 yards receiving and three or four touchdowns."

Bell helped lead Mount Prospect to the semifinals of the 7A playoffs.

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