Bell feeling more Sooner than ever

Bishop Carroll QB Blake Bell is still all about OU

Recruiting updates at SoonersIllustrated are steadily coming as we look to bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, Bishop Carroll Catholic quarterback Blake Bell speaks. Check it out in the SI update.

A couple of weeks have gone by since working out at the first session of camp. But that doesn't change the fact that Bishop Carroll Catholic (KS) quarterback Blake Bell and Oklahoma commitment for 2010 is really getting the feel for his future home in Norman.

The five-star quarterback worked out for the coaches not too long ago and spoke on it.

"It was good to get back in Norman and get some tips from coach (Josh) Heupel," Bell said. "Overall I think things went well. I worked on a lot of the little things, you know footwork and throwing mechanics. Everything was good."

While on campus 6-foot-6, 218-pound Bell got the chance to take in quite a few things going on in the Sooner organization. One of the main things is learning from two men who have been a part of the history at Oklahoma.

And for Bell, that is major.

"I was working with coach Heupel a lot and I also got to talk a little with Sam Bradford. I mean who would not want to learn from two guys who are the best at what they do," Bell said. "It is good to get the ins and outs from those guys. Coach Heupel is a teacher of the game and that is good because there is still so much I need to learn.

"I basically only have one year of quarterback so I hope to get a lot better so when I get to Norman I'll be more polished."

And naturally, Ball and Heupel have a solid relationship according to Bell. Not only does he get on site instruction while on campus, Bell takes many of the drills back to Kansas with him to work on as well.


While there he not only got to work on things for himself at the first session camp, but also got a feel for at least one of the guys who will be his target in the next couple of years.

"I did some throwing to (Cibolo Steele) Sheldon McClain when I was there. He is a good athlete," Bell said. "He is so fast. I can throw it up and he'll run under it."

Bell said he keeps in touch with McClain, but also a few others.

"I got to talk with big man Tyrus Thompson and couple of days ago talked to Brennan Clay," Bell said. "It looks like we are putting together a good class with great guys who are excited to play ball at Oklahoma. I'm excited to play with them.

"I try to keep in touch with some of the guys as much as I can, usually once a week I'll send them a text of talk to them through FaceBook."

As a junior, Bell threw for 3,200 yards and 38 touchdowns. On the ground, he had more than 300 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. Bell said that he plans to go back to Norman this Thursday.

"I want to go and see the team work out again. The last time I went, it was so intense like rapid fire," Bell said. "But I'm mainly going to see the quarterbacks work out, and hang with the coaches and players."

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