Bell signs with Miles College

Kessy Bell, with Coach Tom Causey at Batter Up! Sports Grill, signed a National Letter of Intent to play collegiate football for the Miles College Golden Bears.

Kessy Bell, with Coach Tom Causey at Batter Up! Sports Grill, signed a National Letter of Intent to play collegiate football for the Miles College Golden Bears.

Demopolis defensive lineman Kessy Bell will continue his playing career with Miles College after signing a national letter of intent Wednesday.

Bell, who earned West Alabama Watchman All-County honors as a senior, blossomed during his junior campaign and opted for Miles over Belhaven and Mississippi College.

“My 11th grade year, while playing (defensive) end, I saw that if I keep going in the weight room and keep staying in my studies, that it is not that far of a goal to reach,” Bell said of realizing his goal of continuing to play. “It’s pretty big. I’m pretty excited. I get to play football another four years. It’s just fun.”

“A high quality person who works extremely hard and is highly motivated. He does a great job in the classroom and is going to be a guy that is going to graduate from there and make them proud to have him as an alumni,” Demopolis head coach Tom Causey said. “Kessy played for four years, was on the state championship team as a freshman and really started contributing as a sophomore and then his junior and senior year really blossomed into a really good defensive lineman. He was a consistent constant. You knew what you were going to get day in, day out with Kessy. You knew what you were going to get effort wise from him was the maximum from him. That’s a Godsend when you have a player like that and you don’t have to wonder if he is coming to work that day or not.”

In addition to continuing his playing career at the college level, Bell will get to play his home games in a stadium only about two hours from Demopolis.

“The one thing that means the most to me is his maturation and his accepting this new phase in life for him. We just pray to God to keep him humble and that he continues to work. It doesn’t stop. Now is just the beginning,” Bell’s stepfather Terry Spencer said. “That’s a plus also that we can make it to the majority of his games and we’ll get to check on him.”