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Blake Bell

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
OklahomaCOMMITTED (04/03/2009)11/27/2009Josh Heupel
Kansas St.NoneNone
MarylandNoneNoneJames Franklin
Miami (FL)NoneNone
NebraskaNoneNoneShawn Watson
N. CarolinaNoneNoneJohn Shoop
Notre DameNoneNone
Texas A&MNoneNone

Scouting Report on Blake Bell

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 08/28/2009
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • VelocityDivision I Player
On the Hoof: Has excellent height with long, lean limbs. He could be mistaken for a tight end if you did not know he was a quarterback. He will physically remind fans of a young Ben Roethlisberger.
Needs Improvement: Arm strength is very average for his size right now, but that should improve as he physically matures. Bell also needs to work on his depth and quickness on drops. He needs to be more consistent with spin on his passes, making the ball easier to catch.
Most Impressive: When he takes off with the ball down field, he will be dangerous and hard to tackle because he has deceptive speed with his long strides. Bell also can get away with a low release similar to Phillip Rivers because he is tall enough to see all points of the field. He also is a real competitor and knows the areas in which he needs to improve upon.
Conclusion: It may take a couple of years with a good quarterback coach in order to get the most out of his natural ability, but he should be battling for the starting job by his second or third year. The key for him will be making the right reads and knowing when to tuck the ball and run. He’s still relatively young at the quarterback spot and has a great family pedigree. The tools for him to be a good one are all there if it comes together.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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Year AttYdsAvgTDPAPCPctYdsTDInt
2009 (Sr.)121498395.62235623766.62,752325
2008 (Jr.)-913363.71240125563.63,2403710