HIGH SCHOOL: Attends Bishop McNamara High School in Kankakee, Illinois • wore No. 7 for the Fightin' Irish • as a senior, was limited to only two games as he was sidelined with a broken hand • as a junior, caught 34 passes for 881 yards and 15 touchdowns as team won the Class 3A state championship • ranked as a three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247 Sports • Scout ranked him as the No. 85 receiver in his class and as the No. 4 receiver in Illinois • Scout also listed him as the No. 87 recruit in the Midwest • Rivals tabbed him as the No. 17 recruit in Illinois, while 247 Sports had him at No. 35 • ESPN ranked him as the No. 8 recruit in his state and as the No. 90 receiver in the nation • coached by Rich Zinanni • also lettered in basketball.
PERSONAL: Born March 31, 1999 • son of Reggie Bell and Rosie Autman • has four brothers (TJ, Kristain, Kwame, AJ) and six sisters (Tristyn, Taylor, Toree, Tia, Leah and Kiely).
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