If there was one UK recruit that the new Kentucky coaching staff needed to keep on board, it was 4* DE Alvonte Bell, and they’ve apparently already done just that:
UK’s highest-rated commit, Florida DE Alvonte Bell, tells me tonight he’s solid to UK after having spoken with both Stoops and Eliot.
— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) December 7, 2012
Bell is a very talented prospect out of Everglades High School in Florida, a state where UK hasn’t had much success in recruiting, but now look to be building a recruiting base in with the ties Mark Stoops has in the sunshine state. Bell held scholarship offers from Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, Notre Dame, and West Virginia.Here is his Scout.com profile:
Bell is a raw athlete with speed, length, and quickness that attracts attention his way. He has long arms to get into passing lanes, he can move well in space, and he really pursues the ball well. His biggest area of improvement is in the weight category. He is still very lean and he needs to add good weight and get stronger. He relies a lot of speed and athleticism too, so improving technically is needed also.