Monday, January 25, 2016

Wheeling Park’s Bell bound for FCS North Carolina A&T

WHEELING, West Virginia — With the national football signing period set to begin Wednesday, February 3, several prominent senior standouts from the past year in the state have been weighing their options.

One of those has been Wheeling Park receiver/defensive back Elijah Bell who is also in the middle of basketball season with the Patriots. Bell recently announced his commitment to North Carolina A&T out of the MEAC, a Division I FCS program.

Bell made the announcement on his Twitter account.

Bell was a force on both sides of the ball this past season as the Patriots won the Class AAA football state championship. Bell collected 50 catches for 1,214 yards (24.3 yards per catch) and 17 touchdowns. Defensively, Bell added 57 tackles.

Bell finished third in both the MetroNews Player of the Year and Kennedy Award voting, while being named USA Today’s Offensive Player of the Year in West Virginia.


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