Vonn Bell: Highlights, Scouting Report for 5-Star Recruit

Full RideB/R VideoDecember 28, 2012

Hailing from Ridgeland High School in Rossville, Ga., Bell is the No. 5 safety and the No. 49 overall prospect in this year's recruiting class, according to 247Sports composite ranking.

A 5-star recruit, Bell earns high marks for his advanced all-around game at just 18 years old. He has no glaring weaknesses right now, which should make him an instant contributor at the college level. 

Listed at 6'0", 190 pounds, Bell is already an impressive physical specimen. He has a great athletic body with more than enough room to add bulk as his young frame fills out. 

The first thing that stands out about Bell when evaluating him on tape is his speed. He can fly to wherever the ball is on the field. He doesn't often get fooled in pass coverage thanks to his incredible instincts. 

If there is one area where Bell needs to improve at the next level, it is against the run. His speed helps him make up a lot of ground, but he still doesn't seem entirely comfortable understanding when a running play is coming. It's not enough to knock his prospect status down, but it is something that needs work. 

Other than that, Bell is as safe and solid a defensive prospect as there is in this class. He can come down into coverage without missing a beat. He can sit back, wait and read a quarterback's eyes, then attack the ball. He has great hands to snag the ball out of the air and away from waiting receivers. 

Bell's athleticism and versatility make him one of the best high school players in the country, and a prized recruit who will make an instant impact at the college level. 


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Unless otherwise noted, all recruiting star ratings are courtesy of 247Sports' composite system.