Brandon Bell enrolled at Penn State in June, had a strong training camp and adds depth at linebacker and on special teams. A highly touted recruit out of Oakcrest High School, Bell was among the top-20 linebacking prospects in the class of 2013.
Bell was a highly productive two-way player at Oakcrest High School, playing for head coach Chuck Smith. A standout at linebacker and running back for the Falcons, Bell accumulated 309 tackles and over 1,000 yards rushing in his career. Bell was first team All-Cape Atlantic League, first team All-Atlantic City Press and second team All-South Jersey as a senior. A four-year letterwinner, he collected 112 tackles, two sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception during his senior season. His junior year featured 117 stops and three sacks, while gaining 425 rushing yards and tying a career-high with seven touchdowns. Nine sacks highlighted a 68-tackle season as a sophomore and his 455 rushing yards and seven touchdowns were both career-highs. Bell was ranked a three-star prospect coming out of high school by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com.
Full name is Brandon JaMarr Bell. He is the son of Eric and Monica Bell. He has one brother, Keenan, and one sister, Erica. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball. Intends on majoring in communications to pursue a career in public relations, advertising or film. Born January 9, 1995 in Mays Landing, N.J.