2013 Georgia running back Khalil Bell commits to walk on at BYU

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BYU added a running back to the 2013 class on Saturday.

BYU received a late commitment for the 2013 class early Saturday morning when Georgia running back Khalil Bell made his intentions known via Twitter:

It appears Bell plans to walk on and join the Cougars for the upcoming season, and he already has himself geared up:

Bell is a 5'9", 175-pound running back from Marietta, Georgia. He is credited for 563 yards and 14 touchdowns on 124 carries as a senior for the Kell Longhorns. Kell went 10-2 in Georgia's 5-A competition his senior year.

His hudl highlights reveal a back with adequate speed and power, capable of hitting holes and taking first contact. Style-wise, he should fit in Robert Anae's offense well, as Anae brings back his spread offense and adds elements of the zone-read option he helped coach at Arizona.

Honestly, what Bell brings most to BYU is depth. After Michael Alisa got hurt last season, BYU had one running back and was lucky Jamaal Williams didn't get hurt. Into the future, Bell and Adam Hine will help provide depth to Williams and lighten his load. In Anae's new offense, I think we'll see a lot more running the ball than his first stint in Provo.

And maybe he and Trey Dye can team up to return kicks.

Bell was impressed by the support from the BYU Twitterati early, offering these comments:

Nothing warms BYU fans' hearts like a J.D. Falslev earning a scholarship -- or Dennis Pitta, Super Bowl champion, who was once a walk-on at BYU. I hope for the same in Bell's case -- that would mean not only success for BYU, but for him individually as well.

(This is probably a good time to write this: donate to the BYU Touchdown Club to help fund scholarships for walk-ons who earn it.)

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