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Dorian Bell Talks Penn State
Dorian Bell along with cornerback Corey Brown, offensive tackle Colin Rodkey and Gateway head coach Terry Smith ventured to State College on Friday to visit the Penn State Nittany Lions. Bell admits to really enjoying the trip, but he is unsure if he fits at Penn State. "I like them (Penn State) a lot, but they just have too many linebackers," Bell said. "I'm not afraid to compete, but I'm trying to play early. I want to go somewhere that has a few seniors graduating. Penn State is stacked at linebacker. "I really like the trip," Bell continued. "The campus is real nice. I got to eat lunch with Justin (King) and Lydell (Sargent). We went to practice after lunch. It was real intense. They treated me well on my visit the whole time. "I spoke to Justin a little bit about the linebacker situation," he said. "We didn't really talk a whole lot about football. I did ask him how it was as a freshman. He said it was really like being in ninth grade again and hitting varsity. Then by the time you're a senior it's totally different. The practice was cool. They go hard on every play. It was really hyped up, they were getting after it." Bell also had the chance to speak with legendary Penn State head coach Joe Paterno. "He is hilarious." Bell said. "That is a funny dude. He told me they don't need linebackers, but they need linebackers who can play running back. I mean I think I could play running back, but I don't want to do that. I'm a linebacker." Paterno did give Bell a time frame for how long he expects to be around. "He said he hope to win one more big title or championship before he leaves." Bell visited Pittsburgh on Saturday. He attended a photo shoot for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and Pittsburgh held their Blue Chip Junior Day. "The players are cool there, but I'm just not sure how I would fit there," Bell stated. "I'm not sure if it would be the right place for me. "I listened to the coaches a little bit, but I didn't stay for the scrimmage."
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