Georgia lands three-star offensive weapon Dillon Bell
(Photo Courtesy of Dillon Bell’s Twitter)
Georgia has added another member to the 2022 recruiting class when Kincaid School product Dillon Bell announced his commitment plans on Monday night.
The three-star pass-catcher from Houston has several offers from other big-time programs, including Michigan, Texas A&M, Auburn, Tennessee, Penn State, among others. However, Bell has been trending towards the Bulldogs in the last couple of weeks, and his pledge seems to be a firm one.
At 6-foot-2 and 205-pounds, Bell has played quarterback, wide receiver and running back at the Kincaid School. He’s attended several camps this summer, which is where a lot of schools first saw him. Bell has been in Athens twice this summer, according to his social media. So, it was only fitting after Georgia extended a scholarship offer on June 16, that he would commit less than two months later. He took an unofficial this past week to Athens, which seemed to have solidified his decision. Bell’s recruitment was affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so this is a great find for the Georgia coaching staff.
As a junior, Bell threw for three touchdowns and finished the season with 607 total rushing yards, while managing to average 8.2 yards per carry. He also had 18 touchdowns on the ground, too. Bell also managed to haul in 24 receptions for 350 yards and two scores in 2020. He averaged 14.2 yards per catch and 50.0 yards per game last season.
His three-star rating might be average, however, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart and offensive coordinator Todd Monken must have seen something in him this summer that sparked an interest. He has a very similar build to freshman Adonai Mitchell, who also was a three-star in high school. Bell’s ability to turn on the jets in the open field was probably a big reason to why the Georgia coaching decided to extend him an offer. He also already possesses the physicality and athletic ability to compete at in the Southeastern Conference.
The Bulldogs currently have 13 commits in the 2022 recruiting cycle. Bell becomes the second wide receiver committed as four-star North Cobb product De'Nylon Morrissette joined the class earlier this year. Georgia is hoping to land several more wide receiver commitments before the end of this cycle, especially after only signing two in this past year’s class.