April 7, 2009

Bell Has Much More than Obvious Talent

Watch Blake Bell run, watch him throw, see how he handles the media, how he talks about playing the game, basically if you wanted someone to model a quarterback after, the 6-foot-6, 210-pound signal-caller has any number of attributes that are ideal.

However, that could be said of any number of players that have gone to college with great expectations only to watch them fall apart once they hit campus. The things that separate a great quarterback from a guy with great talent are the skills that can't be numerated, placed on a stat sheet, or tested at a combine.

In recent years this belief has been proven time and time again as some of Oklahoma's most highly rated recruits at the quarterback position have been monumental disappointments, while lesser discussed players have gone so far beyond any hopes even close friends might have had for them.

As the Sooners continue to pursue championships, it's important to see what the future might hold for Oklahoma, and the nation's No. 1 quarterback prospect for 2010.

So when talking to Wichita (Kan.) Bishop Carroll head coach Alan Schuckman it wasn't nearly as important to find out about his stats or how far he could throw the football as it was to find out about just what type of player Bell is.

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