PRICEVILLE — Priceville High's football team filled up the library on Wednesday afternoon to watch Nick Bell formally agreed to play at Faulkner University.
During the 2012 season, the 5-foot-11, 150-pound wide receiver caught 39 passes for 804 yards and scored 16 touchdowns for the Bulldogs (2-8).
Though initially recruited as a wide receiver, after a visit to the Faulkner on Friday, the university also expressed interest in playing Bell as a kicker. Bell said he looks forward to playing either position.
With the agreement, Bell is Priceville's first scholarship athlete, Bulldogs coach Dirk Strunk said.
"Nick represents everything positive about our program," Strunk said. "He's going to represent this community in a very positive manner. I'm excited that he's getting this opportunity."
Bell said he was excited to have the opportunity to play in college.
"I've thought about it before, and I was hoping that I would get to. Lucky for me, it actually came true," he said.
Bell also added 30 tackles and four interceptions during his senior year. Strunk considers him an all-around player, and said he was important on all parts of the field.
"We are a program on the rise, and we are headed in the right direction," Strunk said. "It's great that he's seeing success. It couldn't go to a more deserving young man."
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