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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

BREAKING | 2023 CB Micah Bell Commits To Notre Dame

July 1, 2022

From the time it offered back in March, it was clear Notre Dame would be a factor in Micah Bell’s recruitment.

When Notre Dame was the only official visit the 2023 Texas cornerback scheduled and ultimately took, it became obvious the Irish were at the top of his list.

On Friday, Bell officially cut every other school from his list, announcing his commitment to Notre Dame.

The 5-foot-11, 165-pounder gives the Irish 17 verbal commitments in the Class of 2023 and is the third pledge for Notre Dame in as many days, following 2024 receiver Cam Williams and 2023 offensive lineman Charles Jagusah.

Bell chose the Irish over offers from schools like Baylor, Houston, Texas, LSU, Michigan, Florida and Stanford among several others.

“They showed me the best package academically and the best athletically,” Bell said when he spoke with Irish Sports Daily about his decision earlier in the week.

The Kinkaid School standout’s mother is an educator and academics have always been at the forefront of Bell’s priorities.

“It's been instilled in me since I was younger, so it's just always been important,” said Bell, whose mother was blown away by the official visit to South Bend in June.

Bell is excited about playing for Irish head coach Marcus Freeman, defensive coordinator Al Golden and cornerbacks coach Mike Mickens.

“They play a lot of their DBs because they've got different packages,” he said. “I just think I fit their scheme well and they'll let me play special teams as well.”

The staff certainly made a strong impression on Bell.

“They're cool,” he said. “I like all of them. I like Coach Al, he's cool. Coach Freeman, Coach Mickens, Chad (Bowden), all of them, Coach Dre (Brown).

“I remember their names because they made a good impression because I kind of forget people's names.”

When it came to summing up what it means to join the Notre Dame family, Bell only needed a couple words.

“It's amazing.”

Film Don’t Lie | CB Micah Bell 

ISD: 91 (four-star)
247: 94 (four-star)
Rivals: 5.9 (four-star)
ESPN: 83 (four-star)
Composite: 94.51 (four-star)

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