Tell about ready for visits
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Marvell Tell has some official visits in mind, but he's keeping them a secret at this point as the four-star safety continues to figure out his recruitment.
The Encino (Calif.) Crespi standout did not give away any hints at the Huntington Beach 7on7 last weekend, but he did say USC and UCLA are definitely two frontrunners even though he might not take official trips to either school.
"They're definitely in my top," Tell said. "I probably won't take officials there because they're local schools and I can go there any time. I haven't really told them yet, but I want to use my officials for out-of-state schools.
"I'm looking at a few. Nothing official, nothing set yet, but my dad and my mom and I are looking at some. I won't say yet, but pretty soon."
Texas A&M is one major program where Tell is considering a visit. The Aggies have made up a lot of ground in Tell's recruitment and he could take a trip to College Station. That coaching staff is definitely making a push heading into his senior season.
The four-star wanted to make it clear though that it's not true that USC, UCLA and Texas A&M are his top three. He has no list yet.
"SEC football, that's big time," Tell said. "They're looking for guys like me, taller DBs. I can definitely see myself fitting there."
When Tell was at The Opening, the four-star had some conversations with USC commit Cameron Smith about possibly playing for the Trojans. It's still early and Tell said he doesn't plan to commit until National Signing Day, but those talks could play an influence.
"I was talking to a few dudes like Cam (Smith) the linebacker," Tell said. "He's obviously committed and I talked to him about it and he said, 'You should definitely try to come. It would be a great program. There are a lot of dudes going up and committing,' so they were talking to me a little bit."
Adam Gorney is a West Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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