OU Signee Has Chiefs Bloodlines

Today is National Signing Day in the world of college football and one of Oklahoma’s top recruits — QB Blake Bell — has ties to the Chiefs.

His uncle, Mike, was a defensive end for 12 years with the Kansas City Chiefs.

At 6-foot-6, 210 pounds, Bell sure looks like a defensive end.

But over the last two years — his first two years playing quarterback full time — he has developed into one of the top high school quarterbacks in the country.

Bell, who committed to Oklahoma 10 months ago, is rated the No. 3 QB nationally by ESPNU after accounting for 103 touchdowns passing and rushing while learning the position on the fly the last two seasons.

“I’m not too experienced at the quarterback position,” he said.  “For sure (QB) coach (Josh) Heupel is going to work with my mechanics.  I think I have some raw talent, when stuff breaks down I can go out and make a play.  But I have a lot of things I need to work on and a lot of areas where I can improve.”

You won’t see much — if any — of Bell next season with the Sooners, but look out for him his Sophomore season as he continues to grow into his position.

Check out a video from the Oklahoman breaking down Bell’s prospects in Norman after the jump.

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