Posted: 12:27 pm Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Travis Bell commits to West Virginia; Darius Millines, too, but options open 

By Jason Lieser

With a large Palm Beach County delegation visiting West Virginia this week, it the Mountaineers have added two more big names to their recruiting class.

Glades Central defensive back Travis Bell confirmed via text message he has committed to West Virginia and Raiders coach Jessie Hester said the same. Bell (6-2, 186, No. 11 on The Big Board) was a Super 11 pick this year and can play safety, cornerback or linebacker.



Bell implied he actually committed to the Mountaineers well before his visit to Morgantown, W.V., and that would not be surprising if true. He said this summer West Virginia was the only school he was seriously considering.



American Heritage senior Darius Millines, who plays essentially every skill position for the Stallions, committed to West Virginia as well, but Millines (6-0, 175, No. 13 on The Big Board) is keeping his options open and still plans to visit Wake Forest and possibly some other schools. His commitment should be viewed with caution.

“It might be a final decision, depends,” he said Sunday. “Most likely it is.”

Millines said he committed Saturday and said he likes the look of West Virginia’s depth chart.

“They’re losing a lot of receivers and they need guys who can go downfield and make plays,” he said. “I have a good chance to see playing time as a freshman.”

Millines gives the Mountaineers pledges from four of the area’s top 21 seniors. Dwyer DB Robert Clark and Pahokee WR Fred Pickett committed earlier this year.