ESPN 150 S Vonn Bell whittles list


Under Armour All-America safety Vonn Bell (Rossville, Ga./Ridgeland) has picked up close to 30 offers during the recruiting process, but as is always the case, there can be only one school on top in the end, so the 6-foot, 185-pound ESPN 150 prospect sat down with his family and coaches to try and narrow things down a bit over the summer. On Saturday, Ridgeland head coach Mark Mariakas announced a top seven.

"Vonn Bell made contact with the following schools, Ohio State, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, Vanderbilt and Clemson, and told them they were on his short list of schools that he will commit to," Mariakas said. "By Labor Day he will cut this list down to two schools and go from there with the process. This list is in no order."

Bell is coming off an all-state season in which he made 180 tackles, five interceptions, three forced fumbles and three recoveries for touchdowns on defense -- as well as 37 rushes for 280 yards and five touchdowns, 31 catches for 487 yards and six touchdowns on offense.