Stone Mountain (GA) shooting guard/small forward Terrell Bell made his first ever visit to Blacksburg last Wednesday and, just two days later, revealed that he had made a verbal commitment to head coach Seth Greenberg. Bell, rated a 3-star prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com, is another quality addition for Tech’s 2007 men’s basketball recruiting class.
“It was my favorite for most of the summer,” Bell said of Virginia Tech. “Georgia and Cincinnati were my back-up options. I had offers from both. I already had visited Georgia. I went up to Virginia Tech last Wednesday and loved it, so I decided to commit.”
Bell went into more detail about his visit to Virginia Tech.
“I went with my mom and the strength and conditioning coach from my high school,” Bell said. “When we got there, we met up with Coach [Stacey] Palmore. Then we talked with Coach Greenberg. I also met the President of the University and the Athletic Director. For the rest of the time, they showed us around. Virginia Tech has a real nice campus. Then, I ate lunch with a few of the players. They seemed cool. I met Nigel Munson and he was cool. I had met Coleman Collins back in July. He’s also from Georgia.”
The way the Tech staff handled Bell’s recruitment was a factor in how the Hokies were able to come away with a verbal commitment.
“It was just how interested they were in me,” Bell said. “They’ve been following me since March. Plus, I don’t think it’s too often that a recruit gets to meet the President of the school.”
Having the chance to play in the ACC was another factor.
“It was big,” Bell said. “The ACC has good competition and I can get a lot of exposure.”
A guard/forward with great size, the 6-7, 190-pound Bell averaged 18 points and nine rebounds per game last season as a junior. He saw action at the three, four and five positions for Stone Mountain High School. Coach Greenberg sees him as a two or a three for the Hokies.
“I’m going to come in playing the three, but after I improve my shooting they want to move me to the two,” said Bell, who added that his strengths are “penetrating and passing. I’m a very good passer.”
Bell turned heads this summer during the Adidas Superstar camp in July. In fact, he was listed as one of the ‘Five on the Rise’ by SchoolSports.com’s Ben Sylvan.
“Bell is emerging as the sleeper of this year’s camp,” wrote...
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