With it being plentiful year in the state of Texas for quarterbacks, it's no surprise that more prospects seem to turn up on the scene by the day.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Jerry Bell from Corpus Christi (Texas) Ray was named offensive MVP for his district along with several other honors after throwing for 2,698 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior. Describing himself as a pro-style guy, he's getting interest from schools in and out of the state.
"Last year was my first full season," Bell said. "My whole team was pretty young so we took a while to get going. After our third game, we were on fire. We won our district but lost in the playoffs."
Bell says that mail has come from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Rice among others.
"I got invited to the OU junior day on March 10, but I can't go because of a baseball tournament," Bell said. "I'm going to the Rice junior day in a week and I went to Oklahoma State a few weeks ago.
"I'm trying to keep my options open. I'm looking at academics more than anything right now."
Ivy league schools have also been showing interest in Bell. He says that academics will be a major part of his decision. In baseball, he's currently pitching for his team but says aside from academics, football will be his only focus in college.
"I'm definitely a poised passer in the pocket," Bell said. "I'm a field general and I try to lead. I just try to go out and make the smart decision."