Bell likes the Florida Gators offense under Mullen

This spring the Florida Gators have dozens of prospects visit campus for either a spring practice or just to talk with the coaching staff.

Last Sunday, the Gators hosted athlete Jaheim Bell (6-3, 208, Valdosta, GA. High) on campus and he got to talk with several of Florida’s coaches.

“It went great, I had a good time,” Bell said of his visit to Florida last Sunday. “We pretty much toured all of the facilities and then I met with Coach [Larry] Scott and Coach [Dan] Mullen.”

Bell who plays multiple positions in high school says that the Gators have talked to him about playing on the offensive side of the ball in college.

“Not necessarily a tight end but an h-back/receiver type guy,” he said on where Florida sees him playing at if he chooses Florida. “I’m good with that because that’s what I’m doing now at my high school.”

Tight ends coach Larry Scott showed Bell some film of how the Gators would use him on offense if he chooses Florida for college.

“He showed me some film and stuff and he said that he sees me playing like [Kemore] Gamble does,” Bell said on what else Scott had to say to him. “I think I can fit in that role and do a lot for them.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also spoke with Bell last Sunday about the recruiting process and says the Gators want him in Gainesville.

“He was just more speaking to me about life situations,” he said on his talks with Mullen. “He was telling me about getting around to different places and seeing things. He said he’s going to work me and recruiting me as much as he can.”

Shortly after Bell visited Gainesville, the athlete released his top 10 that included Florida and the athlete says it’s because of two things.

“I like Florida, they’re in my top 10,” Bell said of his interest in Florida. “I like their offense and they had a good year last year.”

The Gators won’t have to wait long to get Bell back on campus as the athlete has already planned another trip to Gainesville.

“I’m going to come back on April 13th for the spring game,” he said. “I just want to meet the rest of the coaches and talk to them more.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Bell says he plans to visit Auburn on April 12th and after that he’s not sure of any other visits. Bell doesn’t have a timeline for a commitment right now.

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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, 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.