Urban Meyer and Ohio State have been major players in the recruitment of 5-star safety Vonn Bell, but it appears as if Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide may have taken the lead for his commitment.
According to Aaron Suttles of TideSports.com, the Crimson Tide are in a great spot in regards to being able to land the 5-star safety:
Sources indicated that it's down to Alabama and Ohio State with the Crimson Tide in great shape. Bell isn't expected to take an official visit before his decision. The fact that he won't be on Ohio State's campus before his decision coupled with his multiple visits to Alabama this season is a strong indication that the Crimson Tide is in great position.
This is a big report for the Tide, because Bell has what it takes to be an extremely efficient safety at the college level.
247Sports also has Tennessee listed as a favorite for Bell's commitment, along with Ohio State and Alabama, but at this point, it seems like the Crimson Tide hold the edge.
Frankly, there's not a lot to dislike about Alabama if you're Bell.
It boasts one of the best defenses in the nation year after year, Saban is arguably the best coach in college football and the Crimson Tide can provide Bell with a realistic opportunity to compete for the National Championship on a yearly basis.
Who will land Bell:
Suttles' sources are saying that Alabama has the edge, and it's pretty easy to see why.
Meyer and Ohio State have a ton to offer elite recruits, but even they aren't on Alabama's level—yet.