Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Blake Bell

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
OklahomaCOMMITTED (04/03/2009)Offered11/27/2009Josh Heupel
Kansas St.NoneOfferedNone
MarylandNoneOfferedNoneJames Franklin
Miami (FL)NoneOfferedNone
NebraskaNoneOfferedNoneShawn Watson
N. CarolinaNoneOfferedNoneJohn Shoop
Notre DameNoneOfferedNone
Texas A&MNoneOfferedNone

Scouting Report on Blake Bell

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 08/28/2009
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • VelocityDivision I Player
On the Hoof: Has excellent height with long, lean limbs. He could be mistaken for a tight end if you did not know he was a quarterback. He will physically remind fans of a young Ben Roethlisberger.
Needs Improvement: Arm strength is very average for his size right now, but that should improve as he physically matures. Bell also needs to work on his depth and quickness on drops. He needs to be more consistent with spin on his passes, making the ball easier to catch.
Most Impressive: When he takes off with the ball down field, he will be dangerous and hard to tackle because he has deceptive speed with his long strides. Bell also can get away with a low release similar to Phillip Rivers because he is tall enough to see all points of the field. He also is a real competitor and knows the areas in which he needs to improve upon.
Conclusion: It may take a couple of years with a good quarterback coach in order to get the most out of his natural ability, but he should be battling for the starting job by his second or third year. The key for him will be making the right reads and knowing when to tuck the ball and run. He’s still relatively young at the quarterback spot and has a great family pedigree. The tools for him to be a good one are all there if it comes together.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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Rankings of Yore: Yay for Bray11/09/2012Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Signing Day Blitz: Ranking the Big 1202/04/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Signing Day 2010: The top 25 teams02/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Breaking Down the Best of Oklahoma's Commitments02/03/2010SoonerScoop.com
The Top 5 Storylines of Oklahoma's Class of 201002/03/2010SoonerScoop.com
Sooners Future Offensive Stars Shine01/04/2010SoonerScoop.com
Under Armour All-American Game gallery01/02/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Under Armour position battles01/01/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Under Armour Day 2 gallery01/01/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
D-backs make instant impact12/30/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Under Armour: Sizing up the rosters12/29/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Breaking down the UA All-Americans12/28/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Quiet Sooner Making Friends on Official12/07/2009SoonerScoop.com
McClain Approaches the Finish Line12/06/2009SoonerScoop.com
Bell leads 2009 Kansas All-State Football Team11/29/2009KansasGridiron.com
Commits Have Big Win, Tough Losses11/15/2009SoonerScoop.com
Sooner Commits Head to Playoffs11/08/2009SoonerScoop.com
HSP Video: Bishop Carroll vs Newton - Playoffs11/07/2009KansasGridiron.com
Bell Leads the Way with Nine Touchdowns11/01/2009SoonerScoop.com
Video: Blake Bell gets it done10/28/2009Rivals.com
Sooner Commitments Get Rolling10/28/2009SoonerScoop.com
Sooner Commits Collect Lopsided Wins10/18/2009SoonerScoop.com
Sooner Commits on a Seesaw10/04/2009SoonerScoop.com
Bell and McCay star on Friday night09/27/2009SoonerScoop.com
Video: Blake Bell commands the huddle09/21/2009Rivals.com
Sooner Commits Just Keep Rolling09/20/2009SoonerScoop.com
Bell has more than just measurables09/17/2009SoonerScoop.com
Finch and Clay put on big shows09/13/2009SoonerScoop.com
Bell leads Carroll Eagles to big win09/12/2009SoonerScoop.com
Video: Blake Bell kicks off senior year09/09/2009Rivals.com
Sooner Commits Enjoy Big Weekend09/06/2009SoonerScoop.com
Blake Bell getting to know Colt McCoy08/13/2009SoonerScoop.com
Elite 11: Ranking the quarterbacks07/23/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Elite 11 Analysis: QBs possess star potential07/23/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Breaking down the Elite 11 QBs07/22/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Elite 11 QB Camp initial impressions07/21/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Three earn five-star status in new Rivals10007/21/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Elite 11 Gallery: Bolden makes move07/21/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
What I hear.. Gilbert out at THSCA, Ellison's international track star07/15/2009LoneStarPreps.com
GoPowercat Summer Hot 1007/13/2009GoPowercat.com
Mailbag talks about the class of 2010 coming together07/09/2009SoonerScoop.com
Kansas 2009 pre-season football team07/04/2009KansasGridiron.com
The Mailbag provides Sooner answers07/02/2009SoonerScoop.com
Mailbag full of five-star WR talk06/25/2009SoonerScoop.com
Sooner Camp's Offensive Hot 1106/17/2009SoonerScoop.com
Sooner commits steal camps spotlight06/11/2009SoonerScoop.com
Commits and other Stars take over Sooner Camp06/10/2009SoonerScoop.com
Lucas turns focus back to recruiting05/28/2009SoonerScoop.com
New five-star CB among moves in Rivals10005/05/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Sleeper QB starting to emerge04/30/2009BulldogBlitz.com
Surprising stars at Elite 11 camp in Athens04/25/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
UGASports review of Elite 1104/25/2009UGASports.com
Patti shows out at Elite 1104/24/2009UGASports.com
Powell Won't be Slowed by Doubt04/16/2009SoonerScoop.com
McClain Surprise Some with Indecision04/13/2009SoonerScoop.com
Bell Has Much More than Obvious Talent04/07/2009SoonerScoop.com
Every breaks down offensive talent04/06/2009UGASports.com
Bell's commit big for Sooners04/03/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
The Quarterback Bell Tolls for Sooners04/03/2009SoonerScoop.com
Kansas quarterbacks has Vols on his list03/22/2009VolQuest.com
AMP: Blake Bell talks recruiting03/18/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
LSU part of large mix for Bell03/15/2009TigerBait.com
UGA offer list mirrors Rivals10003/11/2009UGASports.com
AMP: Is it a down year at QB?03/11/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Initial 2010 Rivals100 big on Texas talent03/11/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Bell breaks down his trip to Kansas02/26/2009JayhawkSlant.com
College spreading NFL quarterbacks thin02/25/2009UGASports.com
Bell family ties run strong for CSU02/23/2009GoldandGreenNews.com
Video: Blake Bell airs it out02/23/2009Rivals.com
Aggies have new quarterback target02/19/2009AggieYell.com
For whom the Bell throws02/18/2009BlueandGold.com
Oklahoma Offers Kansas Star02/18/2009SoonerScoop.com
Bell picking up national interest02/16/2009BlueandGold.com
Did Bell ring in offer?02/12/2009UGASports.com
Will Kansas connection help UM with Bell?02/08/2009CaneSport.com
Bell leaves Lincoln with a favorite02/07/2009HuskerOnline.com
Bell leads top KS QB's for 09 season12/24/2008KansasGridiron.com
Cane offer is QB's first10/27/2008CaneSport.com
2010 Recruiting Spotlight: Quarterbacks10/22/2008TrojanSports.com
AMP: Blake Bell opening eyes10/21/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
HSP Video: Joe Brown moves the chains09/29/2008KansasGridiron.com
HSP Video: Blake Bell to Nick Johansen09/29/2008KansasGridiron.com
Wichita quarterback turning heads09/24/2008JayhawkSlant.com
Will Canes target Kansas QB?09/23/2008CaneSport.com
Kansas RB Randle one of 2010's best09/17/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video: Blake Bell makes plays09/16/2008Rivals.com
HSP VIdeo: Heights Vs Carroll09/05/2008KansasGridiron.com
Kansas record holder top returning receiver06/06/2008KansasGridiron.com
Bishop Carroll's Brown well worth a look05/16/2008KansasGridiron.com
Carroll's Bell rings 33 on state's No. 102/06/2008KansasGridiron.com
Only one undefeated left in Kansas 5A11/06/2007KansasGridiron.com


Year AttYdsAvgTDPAPCPctYdsTDInt
2009 (Sr.)121498395.62235623766.62,752325
2008 (Jr.)-913363.71240125563.63,2403710