Charlotte (N.C.) Vance safety Rico Bell has picked up two new offers in the last week. The 5-foot-10, 181-pounder with 4.4-second speed picked up both of them from ACC schools. What does he think about the offers and how does that affect his recruiting?
"I picked up offers from Clemson and North Carolina State in the past week," he said. "I think they are both good schools, but I've got to look more into them. I have only been to Clemson once to see a game while I've never been to North Carolina State. I know both of them have good defenses and they definitely interest me."
Bell has scheduled two official visits with Virginia on November 18th and Tennessee on January 14th. Has the three-star prospect decided on any others?
"I might take one to Clemson as well," he said. "Those are the only schools I know I'm interested in taking officials to so far. I went to see a game at Clemson and I like what I saw and want to see more of the school and the atmosphere there. I want to see how regular school life is too without a big game going on."
Last week Bell took an unofficial visit to the Georgia-Tennessee game.
"It was a good game and the crowd was really excited," he said. "I liked it a lot there and I really like their defensive backs. I especially watched what the safeties were doing."
This week the No. 37 safety in the country is planning to take an unofficial visit to Virginia for the Florida State game.
"I only went there for a junior day last year and I want to see how they play and do," he said. "I like all the coaches there, so this time I'm just looking to enjoy myself."
One other school Bell continues to consider for his other officials is Boston College.
"I'm still looking at them and I see that they are having a good season," he said. "They want me to come for a visit too and I'm considering it. I like that they have some good playmakers on that team like William Blackmon. I like him.
"I've talked to the coaches a lot too. They seem like they are really interested in me for special teams and safety. I want to play special teams if I can, so that's a nice bonus."
This season the No. 11 prospect in North Carolina has helped Vance to a 4-3 record including a tough 10-6 win over North Mecklenburg last week.
"I've done well this season as I have 59 tackles and six interceptions," he said. "I can tell I'm reading the plays a lot easier and me and the team's speed are a lot better as we get to the ball more. I think our whole team has gotten a lot more comfortable and we're on now."