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4-star Bell recaps UGA visit

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Although Georgia was the first program to offer four-star safety Vonn Bell of Rossville (Ga.) Ridgeland, he didn't make his first trip to Athens until Saturday.
That also was when Bell had his initial get-together with Bulldogs coach Mark Richt.
"I got like an hour with him," Bell told Rivals.com. "It was me, my mom, my dad and one of my teammates. It was just a normal conversation. Just getting to know everyone and how the program is run. It was nice … and cool. I had never met him [in person]. I had only met him over the phone."
All in all, Bell called his stop in Athens a positive experience, even though he didn't get to watch the program's spring game.
"I had to come late," Bell said. "I had to take the ACT earlier in the day. I just stopped by to say hello to the coaches. I had a chance to meet Coach Richt and the coaching staff. It was a good experience. He's a good guy and everything. We just need more time. I said I'd get back up there this summer."
What took Bell, who now holds nearly two dozen offers, so long to visit the Bulldogs?
"I tried to get up there earlier, but we both had things to do," Bell said. "[Richt] had stuff to do with his family and I had other things going on."
Earlier in the month, Bell made stops at Arkansas, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Ohio State and Texas. He said his trip to Columbus, Ohio, "stands out." The reason?
"Urban Meyer," Bell said. "He really is the main part of it. But the whole coaching staff was good. The people were good. When you go to these places, you look at the people. They were real nice and I liked it."
Bell said he doesn't know which school he will visit next. He also isn't sure when he will narrow his list of possible colleges.
"I haven't thought about it yet," Bell said. "It'll be when we sit down as a family."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at Keithrivals@yahoo.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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