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San Jose State football recruiting: Experts predict WR Kanya Bell to Spartans

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San Jose State could get a steal if they land four-star wide receiver Kanya Bell.

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The San Jose State Spartans are in the mix, and possibly the leaders, for Long Beach Poly four-star wide receiver Kanya Bell. In high school he played both wide receiver and defensive back, but he will stick to the offensive side of the ball in college.

Bell transferred from Diamond Bar to Long Beach Poly for his senior year and he did get injured in his junior. Those two things did slow down some of the schools that offered Bell, but he still has plenty of offers from big time programs.

He holds offers not only from San Jose State, but also USC, Boise State, Washington State, Nebraska, UCLA, Utah and other Power 5 schools. The only official visit Bell took was to San Jose State back on Jan. 23. He was to visit Washington State on that same day but nixed those plans. It likely means that the Cougars are out of the mix for his services. Back on Jan. 15, he was attempting to set up an official visit with Boise State, but nothing has come of that.

From all accounts he had a good time on his visit to San Jose State, and the experts at 247Sports feel that Bell will be committing to the Spartans over USC and Boise State.

Here are how the recruiting services rank Bell.

Recruiting Site Position Position Rank Stars
Rivals WR 23 4
Scout WR 60 3
247 Sports WR 34 4
ESPN WR 13 4

The one big aspect of Bell's game is that he has play making ability. He is extremely fast and has good lateral movement to make defenders miss him, and he can easily get back to full speed to go down field. He did suffer a knee injury during his junior year and that did scare off some schools, but he seems to have that speed back.

Gaining weight will be a top priority. Currently Bell is at 160 pounds and he needs to add another 20 or so to fill out his 6-foot frame.

It would be a huge get if San Jose State were to land Bell to come play wide receiver for the Spartans.

These Hudl highlights come from Bell's sophomore and junior years when he was at Diamond Bar.