Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
Junction City’s Bell commits to Arkansas
Junior tight end/defensive end JaMario Bell of Junction City orally committed to Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema on Saturday.
Bell, 6-6, 230 pounds, 4.7 seconds in the 40-yard dash, also is drawing interest from Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Florida State and others. He arrived in Fayetteville on Friday and watched practice.
“I chose to be a Razorback because I came up here today and I already thought I wanted to commit to them,” Bell said. “But when I gotup here I just fell in love with the atmosphere. This is my home, and this is where I want to be.”
Bell recorded 81 tackles, including 12 for loss, and 5 sacks last season and had 15 receptions for 249 yards and 4 touchdowns. He was named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Super Sophomore team. Arkansas tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr. was his lead recruiter.
Bell is the Hogs’ fourth commitment for 2015.
Sports, Pages 26 on 08/18/2013