Coaches are constantly searching for that rare combination of size, speed and hands in a wide receiver. Antowan Bell possesses all those attributes, which is why he has received two offers to top-notch programs. He has narrowed his list to those two.
"Not too long ago I received scholarship offers to Virginia and Georgia," said the 6-foot-5, 195-pound wide receiver from Baltimore (Md.) Overlea. "Those offers mean so much because their teams are doing so well. Because of the offers, they're my favorites."
Bell jumped out of the gates this year scorching hot and has produced some of the best numbers of any wideout in the nation. After only seven games he has caught 40 passes for 700 yards and six touchdowns as a receiver and racking up 48 tackles with five interceptions as a defensive back.
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"We're 5-2 right now and just lost this weekend," said Bell, who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. "I had seven catches for about 100 yards and a touchdown, but it wasn't enough."
Bell believes his he is one of the most complete receivers in the nation because of his size, speed and determination.
"I feel like I've been blessed with a good frame for being a receiver, but I've worked really hard too. It takes a lot of practice to run crisp routes and to develop soft hands. I was born with the size and a lot of the speed though. The toughest thing for a lot of defensive backs is to face me in the open field. I'm half a foot taller than most corners and I have a really big stride when I run. I've seen a few double teams this year," Bell laughed.
"I'm working out my official visits but haven't set anything up yet. Besides Virginia and Georgia I have an offer to Towson, so I guess they aren't out of it. I've been to UVA and love the environment there and the whole college. I haven't been to Georgia but I hear they're crazy about football. It's good to know the fans care about the game. I'll wait a while to see where all my offers will come from and I take my officials, then I'll decide."