Nov 15, 2012; Charlottesville, VA, USA; A mouthpiece sits on a North Carolina Tar Heel helmet prior to a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

3-star CB Corey Bell commits to North Carolina Tar Heels


It has been a good three days for the North Carolina Tar Heels.

After receiving a commitment from one of the nation’s top tight ends, 4-star prospect Chris Clark, over the weekend, the Tar Heels got a pledge from 3-star cornerback Corey Bell on Tuesday.

Tom Loy of 24/7 Sports has the scoop.

With today’s commitment, the 5-9, 165-pounder joins Tallahassee, Fla., safety Ronnie Harrison, Jacksonville, Fla., linebacker Andre Smith, Matthews, NC., quarterback Anthony Ratliff and Avon, Conn., tight end Christ Clark as current Tar Heel pledges.

Over the past month, Bell has been rumored to have had UNC on top and at other times, Duke held the edge. In the end, the Tar Heels pulled in the talented in-state defensive back.

Bell attends William Amos Hough High School in Cornelius, North Carolina.

He is ranked as the 95th best cornerback prospect, the 42nd best overall prospect in the state of North Carolina and the 1,120 best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

Bell chose the Tar Heels over offers from Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina State Wolfpack and Virginia Tech Hokies, among others.

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