One position that Nebraska has gone after pretty aggressively since Scott Frost took over has been running back. The new staff seems to want to infuse some speed into the running back room that returns all of the key contributors from last season.
Over the Dec. 8 weekend, Nebraska hosted 3-star JUCO RB Greg Bell from Arizona Western Community College in Yuma, Arizona. Coming out of that weekend, Bell looked like a lock to join Nebraska’s class. Then came this past weekend where Bell plus three of his Arizona Western teammates all took an official visit to Tennessee and there was a lot of concern the running back would head to Rocky Top.
On Wednesday, the do-it-all back announced he will be attending Nebraska.
Bell is a terrific get for the Huskers who not only adds needed speed in Frost’s offense but he is versatile enough to catch the ball well and is a capable blocker. Bell was an NJCAA 1st team All-American this season racking up 1187 yards and seven touchdowns on 6.6 ypc. Nebraska held off a late surge from Tennessee to land Bell.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.