Brandon Bell (6-2, 215, 4.5) of Mays Landing Oakcrest, New Jersey is another great two-way player who most every coach is recruiting to play defense.
Most the time when a college coach is recruiting a player, he knows exactly where they will use him if they are lucky enough to sign him. This is probably true about Bell, but I would still take a look at him on offense, before I made my final decision.
Bell is not even being recruited as an athlete, because most college coaches want him on defense, but after watching his highlight film, I think that he could become a dominating running back for any team in the country.
Two things that stand-out with Bell is that he is an unbelievable physical specimen and second of all, he is really fast. I’m not sure if he even knows how fast he is, but if you look at his highlight film, he is actually running away from defensive backs and his speed looks very imposing.
Some have listed his speed at 4.6, but I would say that he could run at least a 4.5 or better. Of course his speed would be outstanding on defense and he can play all of the linebacker positions, plus strong safety or rover.
In one game as a junior against Moorestown, Bell carried the football eight times and rushed for 171-yards, including three runs of over 30-yards. Bell also recorded 117 tackles; had 24 tackles for a loss; and six quarterback sacks.
“Brandon Bell is a very special player tat comes along once in a lifetime for a coach,” said Oakcrest Head Coach Chuck Smith.
In the middle of March, Bell had already rceived scholarship offers from U-Conn, Maryland, Northwetern, Rutgers, Delaware, Temple, and West Virginia.
There are three outstanding linebackers in New Jersey, this year, including Bell, Jarred Alwan (6-2, 230, 4.5) of Cherry Hills Camden Catholic and Buddy Brown (6-2, 210, 4.5) of Willianstown.