Mansfield (Texas) Summit defensive lineman Anthony Bell knows that at the next level, he's going to have to get used to a new position. Listed as a top linebacker prospect for the class of 2007, Bell stands at 6-foot-1, 218 pounds and knows how to get to a quarterback.
Bell says that looking at college defensive ends and their frames, he's already preparing to move to the linebacker spot playing Division I ball. Since moving to different spots on the defensive line starting his sophomore year, Bell knows he's versatile enough to make that switch.
"With the size of defensive ends in college, I'm not that type of player," Bell said. "I see myself as a middle linebacker. I've got the size that I need to play that position. Coach wanted to test me out at defensive tackle, so I've been playing both there and off the end. It was okay, I do like defensive end better though."
Mail is certainly not a problem for Bell like his Summit teammates.
"I'm getting quite a bit from UTEP, Texas A&M, Colorado State, Rice, Oklahoma State, some from Oklahoma as well," Bell said. "I've always had a thing for OU. You know, that's my favorite school and I'd really like to go there. Whatever gives me a good education, I'll look at."
Other than attending the Rivals.com junior day at SMU, Bell has not thought about what he would like to attend next.
"I guess I'm just trying to see what's planned and what I can make with my schedule," Bell said about upcoming travel plans. The NIKE Training Camp stuff just came in, so I'm going to get to that as well.
"I'm taking things slow."