published Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Ridgeland football star Vonn Bell cuts college list

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    Ridgeland's Vonn Bell is a top prospect for the 2013 high school football recruiting class.
    Photo by Angela Lewis /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Ridgeland High School's Vonn Bell narrowed his list of potential collegiate destinations Saturday morning from 27 to seven. Four SEC schools -- Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Vanderbilt -- made the first cut, as did Ohio State, Texas and Clemson. According to Ridgeland head coach Mark Mariakis, Bell, ranked by recruiting services as one of the top safety prospects in the country, will further narrow his list to two or three by Labor Day.

See the Sunday edition of the Times Free Press for more information.

about Lindsey Young...

Lindsey Young is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who started work at the Chattanooga News-Free Press 24 years ago. He covers the Northwest Georgia prep beat and NASCAR. Lindsey’s hometown is Ringgold, Ga., and he graduated from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School. He received an associate’s degree from Dalton Junior College (now Dalton State) and a bachelor’s degree in communications from UTC. He has won several writing awards, including two Tennessee Sports ...

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