Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bell on TV

Jerry Bell gets the start tonight (CREDIT: Caller-Times Newspaper)

Highly-touted incoming freshman QB Jerry Bell is expected to start for the South team in the Texas High School Coaches Association all-star game at the Alamodome in San Antonio tonight.

The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Southwest, beginning at 7:30PM local time. I do know you can see it in the Los Angeles area on FSSC on Friday August 8th at 7:30AM (yes AM).

Bell's local paper provides a short preview and the revelation that he had to get the Columbia coaches' approval to play in the game, (it is just three weeks until training camp after all).

This game is just about the premiere All-Star game in Texas high school football, and you know what a religion that is. Earl Campbell, Eric Dickerson, Santana Dotson, Drew Brees and Vince Young are among the big names who've played in the coaches All-Star Game, which began in 1935.

I think there's a good chance Bell is the first Ivy-bound QB to start in this game.

Just take a look at the rosters for both teams, and you'll see why it's a big deal. I count no less than five players going to pre-season BCS Top 25 teams who will be playing tonight. And most of the college-bound kids are going to big BCS programs ranked or not. No other Ivy-bound players are on either team.

Hopefully, I'll be able to grab some stats tomorrow.


At Tue Jul 29, 08:37:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm excited with Jerry Bell's potential. His high school stats are amazing. Craig Hormann was a great pro-style passer, but Craig was from Indiana, not Texas. Bell has the advantage of coming to New York from a place where high school football is indeed a religion.

At Tue Jul 29, 11:07:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jerry Bell will be an outstanding player for us. I spent sevral years in that part of the country and know what it means to put up those sorts of numbers. Forget the buzz about the incoming tailback at Yale; he didn't run up those numbers against this sor tof competition. And Bell has also gotten bigger.

At Thu Jul 31, 08:46:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did Bell do last night?


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