Four-star linebacker Hawatha Bell was expected to take an official visit this weekend to Illinois. The 6-foot-1, 225-pounder didn't make the trip. Will he reschedule?
"I was supposed to go to Illinois," he said. "I got real sick and I went to the hospital to get some drugs. I'm feeling a lot better now."
Will he consider a visit in the future to Champaign?
"I might reschedule," he said. "I know for a fact I'm going to North Carolina for an official next week.
"I don't have any other visits anywhere else."
Bell confirmed he is down to two schools.
"I have narrowed my list to these two, Illinois and North Carolina," he stated. "As I said, I don't know if I'll reschedule a visit to Illinois. Right now I'm visiting Chapel Hill."
What is it about these schools that he likes?
"With Chapel Hill, my cousin Josh Hunter is committed there," he said. "I know Ryan Houston and he goes there too. On top of that, I like what Butch Davis is doing with the whole program. Last year they were unranked and now I turn on the TV and they are ranked. I connect with the coaches really good too.
"As for Illinois, a former teammate of mine goes there."