Florida strengthened their offensive line class earlier this week when the Gators added four-star offensive tackle William Harrod. Now they will turn their attention to landing an interior lineman by focusing on landing Kamaar Bell’s commitment.
Bell (Moultrie, Ga.) spoke with Inside the Gators this week and confirmed he will be in The Swamp for Saturday’s matchup against the Kentucky Wildcats.
“What made me come this weekend is because they’re playing Kentucky and Kentucky’s in my top-six. I just want to see who’s going to win that match-up,” Bell said.
It’s an All-SEC a fare battling for Bell’s pledge. The 6-foot-3, 320-pound guard released his top-six schools in late August, which included the Gators. However, on Thursday, Bell said that Florida is higher up his list than some others.
“I feel pretty good about the Gators right now. If I had to put them in order, I’d have the Gators in my top-three. I feel like that could be a school I play at,” Bell said.
The South Georgia recruit mentioned his relationship with coach John Hevesy and coach Dan Mullen has helped Florida in their process with Bell.
“It started when I participated in their camp. I gained a relationship with the both of them. I really didn’t know they’d be so cool. They’re very cool up there and that’s a place you’ll love the good environment. I’m just ready to see them play this weekend,” Bell said.
Florida’s struggled landing prospects in recent years due to their offensive struggles. But, during last weekend's season opening win, Florida exploded for 53-points and showed confidence in moving the football down the field. Bell described what he saw from the offense.
“It was exciting to see that, especially with all the fans in the stands. Just scoring all those points, it’s huge,” Bell said.
The Swamp is one of the most electrifying atmospheres in all of college football. This will be Bell’s first opportunity to see a football game inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
“I really expect Florida to dominate. Not by much, but I expect Florida to dominate Kentucky,” Bell said.
Despite being listed as an offensive guard, Bell says he has the flexibility to play center along the line. That versatility is a trait Hevesy seeks in prospects, as he wants his lineman to be able to play any position on the front five.
“Center too, a big inside guy. It’s something I want to do, since I’m not tall enough to play tackle. I’ve played all five positions,” Bell said.
Bell said he won’t be making a decision until December and he’s announcing once he takes all of his official visits. Florida’s off to a good start, as they get the prospect on campus for the SEC-opener. It’ll be interesting to see if this staff can continue to build their relationship and get Bell back on campus this fall.