Ontario (Calif.) Colony cornerback Jered Bell is one of the top defensive backs, not only in California, but the entire country.
The 6-foot, 160-pounder is ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 43 cornerback and as a three-star prospect. However, some schools are still waiting to jump on board with an offer.
"No schools have offered me yet," Bell said. "I'm waiting on my first one. Washington is probably the closest, though. They seem very interested in me, and I think coach Martin, the defensive back coach is really a good guy. He's somebody I could really play for."
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Other schools showing interest including Tennessee, Colorado, Colorado State and Boise State. Local schools like UCLA and USC are also interested. He plans on camping this summer at Washington's elite camp on June 27th in Seattle.
But before he makes any decisions on his future, he's focused on getting better as a player.
"I have been working hard on my technique as a corner and my speed," he said. "During track I have ran a 10.69 100-meter, and I am the No. 1 seed in division II in the 110 high hurdles at 14.8-seconds electronic.
"My senior year I want to be known as the most dominate player on defense. When people talk about Colony's defense I want my name to be associated with that. I want to earn a scholarship and make first-team all-CIF."
Colony has a lot of good pieces coming back, and Bell is pumped about what might happen in 2009.
"We do have a chance to win it all this year," Bell said. "It would be like the first year we won it in 2007, but we can and will get it done. The guys are working really hard right now."