40 time: 4.46
From: Keenesburg, Colorado
High School: Weld Central
Kyle also has an offer from Northern Colorado but they don't appear to be much of a factor right now. However, they are offering one thing his other two favorites are not.
"UNC tells me I can play baseball there too. That is something I would like to do but I definitely want to play football and I want to play it at the highest level I possibly can."
Playing at a high level is something Bell has done during his high school career, but his school's classification, Weld Central is a 2A school, has not allowed him to play against the toughest competition. The record Bell beat for the state rushing mark was held by Lendale White. White played 5A ball his whole career in Colorado. We asked Bell what he thought about eclipsing the record while playing in a lower division.
"Obviously the 5A level is harder with better competition, but it was no easy thing to do what I did. I played in every single one of my 39 high school games so I had to stay healthy all the time. I believe I averaged 23 carries for 211 yards a game over my career and that is not as easy as many people might think it is."
The people that matter most, college coaches, know it was no easy feat. Some schools may not have looked at Bell that much because of where he played but CSU and Wyoming may be competing for a gem. We asked Kyle to compare the two schools.
"I really enjoyed the people at Wyoming. Everybody there was just great. I really liked Coach Glenn. I think that I could get playing time there as a freshman. It may take a little longer to get playing time at CSU but I think I can compete. I am really looking forward to my visit there. Either school would be awesome to go to and I am looking at every possible thing I can between the two to figure out which one is best for me."
Colorado is still recruitng Bell, but it doesn't look like much may come of it.
"Coach Cabral calls me weekly or bi-weekly and tells me that they are still interested. But they have waited so long to do anything. Plus, I was looking on TheInsiders.com and I saw that Colorado already has three running backs committed."
Bell says that he will still give some thought to Colorado and Oregon, but it looks like it is going to be a Cowboys-Rams battle for his services.
Weld Central finished the year with a 52-22 first round loss in the playoffs at the hands of Faith Christian.