2013 3-star recruit Brandon Bell will be on the Penn State campus today speaking with the coaching staff in order to get a clearer view of his future.
Bell told Sean Fitz of 247sports.com: "I'm going up there to talk to coach to see what's going on. That's pretty much where I'm at right now."
Hope that Bell won't join the exodus of Penn State players came when he suggested that he wouldn't take any more visits while he was still committed to the Nittany Lions.
The linebacker from New Jersey had a big junior year in which he had 117 tackles (24 for a loss) and six sacks.
Bell also told Fitz that West Virginia, Northwestern, Boston College and Rutgers were still potential homes for him while they keep their offers on the table.
Penn State needs to build for the future, and losing out on a talented recruit would be a big blow to a team that has lost key starters like Silas Redd as well as future stars like Ross Douglas and Will Fuller.
The good news is that Bell seems a level-headed player who will stay loyal to the team and coaching staff even through all the turmoil as long as he gets the assurances he needs.
One thing for sure is the fact that Bell understands Penn State's ability to prepare its players for the next level.
He told Phil Anastasia of philly.com back in June that he was impressed with the coaching staff and understood that he wanted to join "Linebacker U."
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