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Monday, February 4, 2013
Wilson Bell previews Wednesday decision

By Corey Dowlar

Wilson Bell (Prichard, Ala./M.T. Blount) has had one crazy month.

A former UCF commitment, it was smooth sailing for a long time in the three-star offensive guard's recruitment process. That was before three major offers came in all at once.

Within about a week, Florida State, Auburn and Ole Miss each threw their hats in the ring. After official visits to each school, it's fair to say Bell's choice became more difficult.

"I know that I am going to regret it later, but I am anxious right now to get it over with," he said.

Bell's most recent trip was to Oxford, Miss., over the weekend. It's fair to say he enjoyed himself.

"It was a big surprise," he said. "I didn't think it would be that fun in such a small town. The coaches are genuine. The players are genuine. Overall, it is a great campus. The people that say they are cheating in recruiting, it is just a genuine place to be."

Florida State, the first place he visited in January, was a place where he really enjoyed the coaches. The potential of their program, too, had him feeling optimistic.

"I like Florida State's campus and their atmosphere and the coaches there," he said. "I feel like it is going to be a very good program and it is on the up, it is on the rise. I feel like it will be a great place to be."

Auburn was a team that the three-star lineman always watched growing up. After taking a visit there on Jan. 25, he didn't want to leave.

"Auburn is just a place I always wanted to be," he said. "They haven't been going that well, but I just feel a family vibe there and it was just a place I can't leave."

Now Bell must choose between the three finalists on Wednesday. It won't be easy.

But he will have some of his closest friends and family around him when he does it to share in his celebration.

"It is going to be in the auditorium," Bell said. "There are going to be a lot of people there. I just hope I get some love from other people at the school, which I highly doubt because Robert Nkemdiche is going to have all the love."