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JARED BELL
6-1, 185, DB
Ontario, Calif. (Colony)

HIGH SCHOOL - He was ranked the No. 34 defensive back in the country by Rivals.com and the No. 99 player from the state of California.  He was also ranked the No. 95 cornerback by Scout.com and No. 97 cornerback by ESPN.  He earned All-California Interscholastic Federation honors and All-Mt. Baldy League honors for Colony High School as a senior under coach Anthony Rice, helping the team to a 10-2 record and Mt. Baldy League championship.  He is a four-year letterman and helped Colony to a 39-12 record in his four years, including three Mt. Baldy League titles and two California Interscholastic Federation championships during freshman and sophomore seasons. He recorded 47 tackles as a senior and also had five interceptions and 10 pass break-ups.  He recovered one fumble and also had two punt returns for 63 yards, including a 51 yard return against Paloma Valley.  He lists that game as one of his most memorable games, as he had a key interception return that, along with the punt return, set up touchdowns in a 21-6 win in the first round of the playoffs.  Another memorable game came one week later in the second round of the playoffs.  Despite falling 21-17 to Upland, he recorded six tackles and had one interception even though Upland was not throwing to his side of the field.  As a junior, he also played running back and earned second team All-Mt. Baldy League honors.  He rushed 59 times for 505 yards and four touchdowns and caught three passes for 14 yards.  Defensively, he came up with 31 tackles and three interceptions and also had one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.  His most memorable game that season came against Don Lugo, when he rushed nine times for 149 yards and a touchdown and also had two interceptions defensively.  He saw spot duty in a back-up role as a freshman and sophomore for the varsity, and as a sophomore he had nine tackles and returned one kick for 12 yards.  He also participated in track & field for four years at Colony and was a CIF finalist as a junior in the 110-m hurdles.  He also participates in the 200-m and 300-m hurdles.  He ran the 100-m dash one time and was clocked in 10.6 seconds. 

ACADEMICS - He plans on majoring in sociology at Colorado and is interested in criminology and a career in law enforcement. 

PERSONAL - He was born January 19, 1992 in Pasadena, Calif.  His dad, Richard Bell, was a wing back at Nebraska and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1990 NFL draft, where he played for one season as a running back.  He is also related to former Major League Baseball star Darryl Strawberry on his mother's side, who won four World Series titles with the New York Mets and New York Yankees and was an eight-time All-Star during his 17-year career.

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