April 24, 2013

2013 Signee Updates: OL Wilson Bell

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Wilson Bell

6' 4", 305 lbs | Class of 2013

Jersey Number74
MajorCivil Engineering
RoommateHopefully Nate Andrews
Arrival DateJune 15
Which school finished second?Auburn or Ole Miss

Three-star offensive lineman Wilson Bell was a late addition to Florida State's 2013 signing class.

The Prichard, Ala. native was originally committed to UCF but waivered late in the process after a late push from Ole Miss and Auburn. Ultimately though Bell couldn't say no to FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett.

"It was because of Trickett," Bell said. "I heard such great things about him getting guys to the NFL. He's hard on his players, but he still knows what he's talking about. When I went down there all the players were all about winning a championship and stuff. It was just an environment I wanted to be in."

Bell said the fact that Trickett was able to get Rodney Hudson, another three-star from the Mobile, Ala. area, to the NFL was a big deal to him.

He said Trickett even compared him to Hudson.

"If he can get a guy in my area to go to the NFL, he can do the same for me," Bell said. "I was just thinking on that."

Now that he's on board with FSU, Bell said his main focus is making sure he arrives in shape when he gets to Tallahassee in June.

Right now the 6-foot-4 lineman is down to 305 pounds. He said Trickett wants him to be in the 295-305 range by the summer.

"When I came to visit Florida State I was at 310 and Trickett told me he didn't want me being at that weight," Bell said. "So I got in gym and got down to 305. I got a personal trainer and I gave him the workouts that Florida State gave me and he's been incorporating his style of workouts plus their style of workouts and that's what I've been doing."

In addition to working on his weight, Bell has also been working on his stance and footwork. Even though he's listed a guard by Rivals, Bell said that Trickett has told him to prepare to play right tackle this fall.

Tackle is easily the position with the least amount of depth along FSU's offensive line. With just Cameron Erving and Bobby Hart as the only true tackles on the roster, Bell will have an opportunity to enter the fall as the second-team right tackle.

"Right now he's projecting me as a right tackle," Bell said. "He called and told me to work in the right tackle stance. So that's what I've been doing. Every time I workout I'm in the right tackle stance… I feel like it will open up an opportunity to better myself getting ready for the NFL."

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