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Here you go guys I got this from TOS it's espn interview.
Vonn Bell - ESPN
In a span of fewer than 72 hours, ESPN 150 safety Vonn Bell (Rossville, Ga./Ridgeland) spent time with coaches from each of his three finalists. First was on his first official visit, to Ohio State.
“I enjoyed my time with the coaches at Ohio State and seeing how they treat their players and prepare them to perform on that level,” Bell said. “It was a nice experience getting to know them.”
The best aspect of Bell’s trip to Columbus, Ohio, was the opportunity to spend time with several standouts on the Buckeyes team.
“My favorite part about the visit was hanging out with Braxton Miller and the defensive backs like All-American Bradley Roby and seeing how they operate,” Bell said.
Meyer made sure to let Bell know before he left campus to return home that he is a priority for Ohio State in this class. As for their chances, Bell said not to count them out.
“Urban Meyer said he needed me there and that they have no depth next year, so they need players like me that can get it done,” Bell said. “Ohio State definitely still has a chance to sign me. You would have to be crazy to give up on Coach Urban like that.”
The success of the team in 2012 has not gone unnoticed by the No. 4 safety prospect in the 2013 class, who believes the future is very bright for the Buckeyes under Urban Meyer.
“Ohio State went 12-0 and was not able to go to a BCS bowl game, but they will get there next year,” Bell said. “You cannot really say anything bad about Urban Meyer. That is a guy that knows what he is doing and is on track to be on the national championship pace with Coach Nick Saban. I am blessed to be recruited both of those guys.”
Speaking of Saban, the Alabama head coach made the trip to see Bell at his high school on Monday, causing temporary chaos in the school’s hallways.
“When Coach Saban walked through the doors at my school, everyone went crazy,” Bell said. “He just won a national championship again, and seeing him brought tears to the eyes of the big Alabama fans.”
Later that afternoon, Saban arrived at Bell’s house to spend some quality time with the No. 50 recruit in the country and his family.
“I had a really good in-home visit with Nick Saban,” Bell said. “He just won the national championship like a week ago, so it was a great experience just to spend time with him. We have built a good relationship together through this recruiting process that is not just about football; it is also about life in general.”
While the conversations may have been about more than football, Saban did not leave without informing Bell he wants him to suit up for the Tide this fall.
“Nick Saban told me that Alabama needs me,” Bell said. “He just wanted to make that clear to me because he knows he does not have to mention their success or ability to develop and produce players. He gets the best out of his guys, gets them to the league and gets them a good education. That is what he brought to the table and to my parent’s eyes.”
The 6-foot, 190-pound defensive back will travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Friday for his official visit to Alabama.
“We are going to see what happens,” Bell said. “I am interested in seeing how my trip to Alabama goes and what the atmosphere is like there.”
On Tuesday, Bell spent time with Tennessee safeties coach Willie Martinez. Having grown up in Tennessee and knowing several members of the Volunteers’ football team in Knoxville, Tenn., Bell admits he is looking forward to getting to know the new staff.
“Coach Martinez is selling that same point on how he needs me to rebuild Tennessee,” Bell said. “He says [head coach] Butch Jones is a really good guy. He says on my visit they are going to have a Vonn Bell Day on campus and have fun.”
Jones is expected to visit Bell Monday. Bell intends on making his announcement on signing day or the day before.
Appears Bama lock to me..hope not, but article appears star-struck with Saban
How firm thy friendship O-HI-O
I would have too agree.The funny thing is he said saban doesn't talk football just education which I'm not disputing but come on saban don't give a s%@$ about education he there bc the kid can play ball not about academics.
sigh, its what i read too.
Bell or no Bell, our Buckeyes are going to kick the shit out of anyone who gets in their way to the NC. Would love to have Bell but if he chooses Alabama then so be it, he'll meet our Buckeyes again eventually.
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The only thingl he left out with description of Saban and Alabama was the "Roll Tide" at the end.
"Buckeye born and bred, a Buckeye 'til I'm dead"
Time to wave the white flag, I'd say!!!
If OSU does not get Bell, It would sure be nice to bring in the twins with Wilson. I would be willing to take that as a plan B option.
Bam! Completely agree!
I say Bama as well, but there might be a huge push in the end from Tenn. Just what I am hearing.
Since when does someone go to Alabama for a quality education--esp a 5-star recruit.
The thing that most of you are missing here isn't that Saban showed up at his high school a week after winning the national championship.
It isn't even the fact that he and the coach discussed more than football. What's glaring is that his parents seemed impressed. He made note of that. Not once did he mention whether they were impressed with Meyer and the program here.
So if it was just Saban showing up and them having a discussion, I wouldn't be convinced. Same with Tennessee planning a Vonn Bell Day. He could see how contrived that is from a mile away even as a Vols fan. But if his parents were impressed and they're the major decision makers in his life, then that's what ultimately tips the balance in the Tide's favor.
I don't know if Meyer's even had an in-home visit with him at this point. I know he attended one of his games but what else?
Saban must believe that he's already lost out to Ole Miss on the other 5-star safety prospect he's been pursuing.
I hope we know sooner than later so that we can go hard after the Safety prospect out of Durham, N.C. because we DESPERATELY need a prototypical Safety here. It's as pressing of a need as LB'er.
Can't count out the Vols on this one as we've seen how much pull the hometown school can have on a top-notch recruit: Stefon Diggs, James Quick, Josh Jenkins.
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