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Wideout Has One Hurdle

Baltimore (Md.) Overlea wide receiver Antowan Bell has the skill to be a dominant wide receiver in college. However, there's one hurdle he needs to overcome first.
"Antowan passed the eyeball test and has all the physical skills you want in a wide receiver," said Overlea Head Coach Keith Robinson. "He's tall, fast and strong and is very hard to cover with just one guy. However, he has a long way to go with his test score to qualify. That's the only reason I can see for not getting any offers yet."
Bell, who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 195 pounds, caught 35 passes for 700 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior and should break out even more in a new offense installed by Robinson, the team's first-year coach. He impressed at Virginia's camp and is being heavily recruited.
"Virginia, NC State, Maryland, Syracuse, Michigan State and Michigan are very interested and all came in during the spring," said Robinson. "If he can get his academics together this fall, he'll get some offers. I haven't coached him yet, but I have seen him on film and know he's a very talented player."