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NSD December 2017 - Greg Bell

By NU Athletic Communications

Greg Bell, RB, 6-0, 200, Chula Vista, Calif. (Bonita Vista/Arizona Western CC)
Greg Bell announced his decision to join Nebraska on Signing Day. The running back will join the Huskers after being named a first-team junior college All-American in each of his two seasons at Arizona Western Community College, where he helped coach Tom Minnick’s team to a 20-2 record over the past two years. At Arizona Western, Bell was a teammate of fellow signee Jaron Woodyard.

In his two seasons at Arizona Western, Bell ran for 2,404 yards and averaged 114.5 rushing yards per game and 6.3 yards per carry. In 2017, Bell rushed for 1,217 yards and 11 touchdowns in 10 games, helping the Matadors to a 9-1 record and a trip to the NJCAA national championship game. Bell averaged 6.1 yards per carry and ranked fifth in the junior college ranks in rushing yards and 14th in rushing touchdowns. He was named a first-team junior college All-American by the NJCAA Football Committee in 2017 for his efforts. In his first year at Arizona Western in 2016, Bell was also a first-team All-American. As a freshman, Bell averaged 6.6 yards per carry while rushing for 1,187 yards in 11 games and scoring seven touchdowns.

Bell was regarded as a four-star recruit by ESPN and a three-star recruit by 247Sports. ESPN listed him as the nation’s No. 20 junior college prospect, while 247Sports ranked him as the No. 71 junior college prospect in the country and the fourth-best running back. Bell also visited Boise State, Louisville, Tennessee and Utah. Originally from Chula Vista, Calif., Bell played his high school ball at Bonita Vista High School.

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