BREAKING NEWS Tony Bell chooses Auburn

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 4, 2004

Shelby County’s final football standout chose the Auburn Tigers early this morning.

Before his peers, his coaches, his parents and a bevy of media, Thompson High School’s Tony Bell ended the speculation by choosing an Auburn cap over a Georgia one.

Bell (6-3, 215) is widely considered one of the best prospects in the state and is even ranked among the nation’s elite by several recruiting services.

The senior, who may be asked to play safety at the college level, recorded 76 tackles for the Warriors this year, despite being hampered by injury much of the season