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Bell On A Tear For The Tar Heels

North Carolina tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Walt Bell has been on an absolute tear on the recruiting trail.

While the entire Tar Heels staff recruits as a team and develop relationships with all of the top recruits, the Dickson (Tenn.) native has been personally influential in gaining commitments from 11 of North Carolina’s 18 commitments. Of the 11, Bell was the primary recruiter on nine of the commitments, while he was the secondary recruiter for the other two.

An argument can be made that there hasn’t been a more impressive recruiter than Bell in the entire nation since the middle of June. Nine of his targets have been secured since June 10, with Woodstock (Ga.) safety Ayden Bonilla, leading up to Wednesday’s commitment of Marietta (Ga.) linebacker Tyrell Tomlin on July 17.

Bell, who was recruited by North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora out of high school, attended Middle Tennessee State. The two have developed an outstanding relationship since that point and it continued during their time at Southern Miss, in which they won the Conference USA championship, until these days in Chapel Hill.

Prior to coming to Southern Miss, Bell spent a season as a quality control coach at Oklahoma State. Before OSU, Bell worked two years as a graduate assistant at Memphis following his playing days at Middle Tennessee.

Bell continues to prove he is a major asset on the recruiting trail for the Tar Heels and with him as the recruiting coordinator, the future looks bright on the trail.

Let’s take a look at the 11 recruits that Bell helped secure.

M.J. Stewart
Arlington (Va.) Yorktown
Four-star
Safety

Allen Artis
Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler
Four-star
Safety

Josh Allen
Jacksonville (Fla.) University Christian
Three-star
Offensive Guard

Cameron Albright
Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb
Three-star
Safety

Avery Edwards
Raleigh (N.C.) Ravenscroft School
Tight End
Three-star

Tyler Powell
Midlothian (Va.) Cosby
Defensive Tackle
Three-star

Malik Carney
Alexandria (Va.) T.C. Williams
Linebacker
Three-star

Tyrell Tomlin
Marietta (Ga.)
Linebacker
Three-star

Jeremiah Clarke
Alexandria (Va.) T.C. Williams
Defensive End
Three-star

Brandon Fritts
Mentor (Ohio)
Tight End
Three-star

Ayden Bonilla
Woodstock (Ga.) Etowah
Safety
Two-star

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