Wichita (Kan.) Northwest running back Odell Bell is adding scholarship offers despite not playing much as a junior.
“He is still racking up scholarship offers,” Wichita Northwest coach Weston Schartz said. “He has added Wyoming, Colorado State and Oklahoma State here in the last couple weeks. Actually Oklahoma State hasn’t officially sent him the offer, but they have said they were offering him.”
Bell sat out half of his junior season with an ankle injury but that hasn’t slowed the college down.
“He was awesome as a sophomore,” Schartz said. “That is what people are basing their offers on.”
Schartz said his talented running back does have one school at the top of his list at this point.
“He really likes Colorado. He has family that lives out there, but they haven’t offered him yet. They, like many others, are waiting until his senior season to get some film and see him in action.”
Schartz felt the 5-foot-10, 175-pound Bell was the top player in the Wichita City League.
“I really feel he is the best player in the city. He has recovered fully. He is one of the top players in the state probably. But, I don’t know all of the players out there, so I couldn’t say where he ranks exactly.”
Summer school and the costs of the camps have kept Bell from attending camps.
“He had to take the summer school class (Algebra) and that was way more important than a camp,” Schartz said. “He’s working hard on that and it is coming along well. He also doesn’t have a lot of money. He was able to go to a one-day camp K-State had here in Wichita. But, those week-long camps take a lot of money. Some kids can’t get there if they can’t afford it and they miss out of that exposure. But, if they are a good player, they’ll get noticed anyway.”