For Second Straight Year, Wide Receiver Commits to Purdue After Ohio State Hat Fakeout During All-American Bowl

By Dan Hope on January 5, 2019 at 1:54 pm
David Bell picks Purdue

For the second year in a row, a wide receiver with an Ohio State hat on the table committed to Purdue during the All-American Bowl.

Like Rondale Moore one year ago, David Bell picked up the Ohio State hat off the table before ultimately putting the Purdue hat on his head, committing to the Boilermakers over the Buckeyes as well as Indiana, Iowa and Penn State.

A four-star wide receiver from Indianapolis, Bell was offered by Ohio State, but also like Moore last year, there was no expectation that Bell would actually commit to the Buckeyes on Saturday. While the Buckeyes focused their wide receiver recruiting efforts for the 2019 class on Garrett Wilson and Jameson Williams, Bell visited Penn State, Purdue, Indiana and Iowa, ultimately deciding to follow in Moore's footsteps and play for the only team that beat Ohio State this past season.

Unlike Moore, who had 12 catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns in the Boilermakers' 49-20 win over Ohio State this past season, Bell won't get the chance to make a statement against the Buckeyes as a freshman (unless both teams win their divisions and meet in the Big Ten Championship Game), as Purdue is not scheduled to play Ohio State again until 2021.

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