Gators QB prospect, son of former NBA star announces trip to UF

Dia Bell, son of former NBA shooting guard Raja, is still pondering which school to commit to after he graduates in 2026.

Bell still has a long way to go and plenty of time to develop his skills. The young four-star prospect has a small list of schools where he’s showing interest including Brigham Young, Florida, Miami and Penn State.

The quarterback told reporters at On3 that he plans to attend the nationally televised showdown between the Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers.

Bell was already intrigued with Florida, even if his aunt and former WNBA star Tombi Bell never attended the school, the vibes of Gainesville caught his attention.

“I really like the energy around the program,” Bell told On3. “I was able to spend time at spring practice, and the competitiveness was awesome.”

Bell also elaborated on his growing relationship with head coach Billy Napier and offensive analyst Ryan O’Hara, stating that he has a good time during film breakdowns with O’Hara but wants to focus on his team for now.

Bell joins the Sept. 16 guest list of 24 uncommitted high school recruits from the 2024 and 2025 graduating classes. Bell will be the first prospect from 2026 to attend the game, Also attending the matchup between Florida and Tennessee are 2025 five-star quarterback commit DJ Lagway and five-star defensive lineman Armondo Blount.

Dia Bell plays for American Heritage High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. 247Sports hasn’t given him an official rating yet but that hasn’t stopped the offers from coming in.

The Florida Gators host the Volunteers in week three, but not before welcoming the McNeese State Cowboys on Saturday night with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. The game will be streamed on ESPNU.

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