Bell breaks down why he committed to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators picked up some good news on Saturday following the spring game when they picked up a commitment from a visitor on Saturday.

Athlete-H-Back Jaheim Bell (6-2, 213, Valdosta, GA. High) committed to the Gators after talking with head coach Dan Mullen.

“I’ve been here a couple of times and I was sitting there talking to Coach [Dan] Mullen and it just felt right,” Bell said on why he committed to Florida. “Something in my mind just kept telling me to commit and I stuck with it. I came back today and the offense, I love their offense.”

When Bell told Mullen and tight ends coach Larry Scott he was committed, the staff was happy to hear the news.

“They were excited, all of the coaches showed me love,” he said on the reaction to when he committed. “They were excited to have me join the family.”

While watching the spring game on Saturday, Bell paid close attention to the tight ends and one player in particular.

“[Kemore] Gamble was one of the ones I watched,” Bell said on who he watched on Saturday. “He caught some passes and even some of the other boys did some great things too.”

The coaching staff has been talking with Bell a lot as they were trying to get the athlete into Florida’s class.

“They text me and ask me how I’m doing,” he said on the conversations with the coaching staff. “Coach Mullen tells me to have a great day and Coach [Larry] Scott just checks in on me. I liked how they checked in on me.”

It wasn’t just Florida’s coaching staff working hard on Bell as several of Florida’s commits were recruiting the athlete as well.

“Gervon Dexter, Leonard Manuel and Jaquavion Fraziars,” Bell said on the commits he’s close to from Florida. “Out of all of them Gervon was on me the most. I got some advice from those guys. It just felt right to me.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.