It was one of the biggest weekends in the Swamp for the Florida Gators in a long time and in the south endzone was several big targets for the Gators.
One of them was offensive lineman Kamaar Bell (6-3, 320, Moultrie, GA. Colquitt County) who enjoyed his first college game in person.
“It was great, I felt the fans,” Bell said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “The fans really bought into the game, that’s what made the game live. That’s what you need at a college game like that. It was just an electric atmosphere.”
Bell watched the Gators offense all night and he was impressed with the way the Gators have improved under head coach Dan Mullen.
“They found good match-ups,” he said of the offense on Saturday. “The offensive line played dominating, I felt like Florida’s defensive line played pretty good. Florida has a great chance of being good this year, like a high chance with Coach Mullen and all the great coaches they got this year.”
Offensive line coach John Hevesy spoke with Bell on Saturday about what’s next in the lineman’s recruitment.
“Coach Hevesy was just telling me to enjoy the game,” Bell said of Hevesy’s message to him. “He was just telling he’s ready for me to come down in December for my official visit.”
Hevesy also spoke with Bell about where the Gators see him playing if he chooses Florida for college.
“He sees me at center or guard,” he said of where Hevesy sees him playing at on the offensive line. “I’m little too short for tackle but we had a long conversation about me playing center and I’ve been working on my snapping.”
Bell also got the chance to talk with Mullen before the game where the Gators head coach warned him about the crowd noise in the Swamp.
“I met him in the registration office,” he said of Coach Mullen. “He was telling me that the game was going to be electric and that I better put in my ear buds. I was like I won’t need them but as soon as it started the crowd was crazy.”
Heading into the visit Bell had Florida high on his list but he now says the Gators are his top team.
“No doubt about it, Florida is number one,” Bell said of Florida. “I feel like they’ve shown the most interest and most welcoming, I just feel like I’m at home when I’m down there and it’s close to my home.”
Next up for Bell he says will be official visits and he knows the schools that will get those visits coming up.
“Florida, Auburn, Alabama Missouri and Kentucky are going to get officials,” he said on official visits. “My next official visit is to Auburn on November 2nd-4th. In December I’m going to Florida, Missouri and Kentucky.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Bell says he wants to sign in December but he isn’t sure yet if he will early enroll but he’s trying to.