Groveport-Madison back Bell on Ohio State radar

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Groveport, Ohio, junior running back LeVeon Bell has the size major college recruiters like to see. The 6-foot-2 and 215-pounder has plenty of other attributes college coaches like too. Bell attended the Ohio State-Youngstown State game.


Groveport, Ohio, junior running back LeVeon Bell has the size major college recruiters like to see. The 6-foot-2 and 215-pounder has plenty of other attributes college coaches like too.

“If he continues to develop he can play wherever he wants,” Groveort coach Tim Brown said. “He’s a long strider. He is elusive and he’s becoming more physical. He’s starting to learn to run over people. He’s a very coachable kid.”

Bell played wing back for the Cruisers last season when he rushed for 789 yards. He is the lone running back in Groveport’s wing-T offense this year.

Bell is an outstanding athlete. He was one of the best players on the Groveport basketball team his sophomore season and he has high jumped 6’4″ on the Cruiser track team.

On the grid-iron his running style has been compared to that of former Buckeye Eddie George.

Bell attended the Ohio State-Youngstown State game last weekend.

“I liked it,” he said. “It was a great experience. I got to talk to a couple of the coaches. I talked to Dick Tressel and Greg Gillum. I talked to Jim Tressel and a couple others.”

In addition to Ohio State, Bell is drawing interest from West Virginia, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Syracuse, Michigan State, Cincinnati and most of the MAC schools.

Bell said he is most interested in the Big Ten schools and Cincinnati, with Ohio State at the top of his list.

“I like their football program,” he said. “I think I could have great success there. They keep track of the student athlete with the student first. That’s what I like.”

Bell and his teammates are hoping to get their first win of the 2008 season tonight when the Cruisers travel to Dublin Jerome.

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