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- Da'Shawn Hand, MarQuez North & Josh Malone unofficially visits North Carolina
- Parrker Westphal unofficially visits Illinois for the Indiana game
- Kyle Trout unofficially visits Pittsburgh. Was offered during his visit.
- Clifton Garrett & Jamarco Jones unofficially visits Wisconsin
- Drew Barker unofficially visits South Carolina
- Kc McDermott unofficially visits Alabama
- Deshaun Watson unofficially visits Florida State
- Bryce Dixon unofficially visits Arizona
ROSSVILLE, Ga. -- The 60th-best prospect in the ESPN 150,Vonn Bell, calmly stepped to the podium for his Under Armour All-America Game jersey presentation as part of the American Family Insurance Tour. The ceremony just happened to take place in the middle of a pep rally for Rossville (Ga.) Ridgeland's game against LaFayette (LaFayette, Ga.) Friday night. The packed gymnasium, the band and the half-dozen video cameras fazed him none as he thanked all involved with his selection.
Most of this season, opposing offenses haven't had much effect on Bell, either. However, once -- just once -- the attention associated with being one of the top prospects in the nation was a bit much for the safety for Rossville (Ga.) Ridgeland.
Coach Mark Mariakis remembers that game well. It occurred when Ridgeway took on Calhoun (Ga.) High in the season opener.
"It was the first time he stepped on the field and everybody knew who Vonn Bell was," Mariakis said. "Nobody knew who Vonn Bell was at the end of last season. We did, but as far as a national name, they didn't know it.
"He walked out there and there were cameras all in his face watching him warm-up, stretch, catch punts. It was crazy."
Bell played well but was admittedly taken aback. He went to Mariakis for guidance.
Vonn Bell, a senior football player from Ridgeland High School and the No. 5 safety in the nation according to the ESPN 150, was presented his honorary game jersey at the American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the 2013 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game at Ridgeland High School in Rossville. The event was part of the three-month American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the Under Armour All-America Game.
Bell is one of 90 players selected to compete in the sixth-annual Under Armour All-America Game presented by American Family Insurance, a nationally televised competition spotlighting the country’s top high school seniors. The 2013 Under Armour All-America Game is slated for 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 4, 2013, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be televised on ESPN.
Alex Bars eyeing another Big Ten visit (espn insider)
Alex Bars is taking the weekend off from visiting prospective colleges. The offensive lineman from Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy plans to be back on the road next week, the junior told ESPN on Friday.
Bars is leaning towards a trip to Purdue to see the Boilermakers host Penn State. His eldest brother, Brad Bars, is a junior defensive lineman for the Nittany Lions.
Alex Bars has already visited Michigan and Notre Dame. Both have ties to the Bars family. Bars' brother, Blake Bars, is a freshman offensive lineman for Michigan. Alex Bars' father attended Notre Dame.
Bars said he will definitely visit Penn State, Alabama and Vanderbilt this season. In addition to Ohio State and Michigan, Bars has scholarship offers from Indiana, Duke, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
Jeb Blazevich talks Bama before visit (espn insider)
Jeb Blazevich doesn't have to make the trip west to Alabama to know a little something about the Crimson Tide.
"They have big targets on their backs," the junior tight end stated via text message when asked about Bama. "I admire how they do their work and [it] obviously seems to be working."
Despite that aforementioned knowledge, Blazevich is traveling to Tuscaloosa this weekend to see Alabama host Mississippi State. It's a chance to see one of the many premier schools that have offered a scholarship to the ESPN Watch List prospect from Charlotte (N.C.) Christian.
Blazevich has already visited Georgia and LSU. He's scheduled to visit Ohio State and Notre Dame this fall.
Brazilian kicker getting big-time interest (espn insider)
Rafael Gaglianone didn't come to the United States to be a big-time college football prospect.
"I came out here just to go abroad and study," the native Brazilian said. "It turned out I have the potential to kick, so I started."
With a soccer background, Gaglianone is now a place-kicking prospect. The kicker from Chattanooga (Tenn.) Baylor has seen recent interest from several big-name schools, namely LSU, Duke, BYU and Ohio State.