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Elite 2026 QB Dia Bell commits to Texas

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Dia Bell COMMITS to Texas Longhorns | Top 5 2026 Is latest Domino to Fall Off the Board | Inside Scoop

Elite 2026 quarterback Dia Bell of Fort Lauderdale (FL) American Heritage announced his commitment to Texas Monday afternoon.

The 6-foot-3, 200 pounder chose the Longhorns over LSU, Penn State, and others.

“I really enjoyed my visits and have developed great relationships with Coach Sark and Milwee,” Bell said. “They are one of the best offenses in the country and have a track record of development at my position. I’m really excited about their move to the SEC and the opportunity to help bring a championship to the 40 acres.”

His relationship with the coaching staff and their plan for him played a role in his decision as well.

“I have a great relationship with both Coach Sark and Coach Milwee. I speak more often with coach Milwee though. I have really good relationships with a lot of the Coaches on staff. They have always been honest and up front throughout the entire process. They showed me the plan on how they would develop me and get me ready to be the QB of Texas Football one day.”

The Sunshine State quarterback joins coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns’ 2026 class. He is accompanied by four-star running back Raycine Guillory.

Dia Bell Recruiting Profile 

Bell ranks as the No. 14 player according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He also tabs in as the No. 4 quarterback and the No. 2 player in the state of Florida.

On3 ranks him higher than the industry, as he tabs in as the No. 14 player nationally, the No. 2 QB, and the top player in Florida.

Personal Life (via On3)

Dia Bell is the son of former NBA star Raja Bell, and while he does star on his high school basketball team, he’s made a name for himself as an elite quarterback. “My dad always encouraged me to play all sports so I could figure out what I liked the best,” Bell told Sports Illustrated. “I played soccer, baseball, tennis, basketball and football when I was younger. My dad said that he would support me in whatever my passion was. Sports or not.”

Football became his passion, though, especially after he threw for 1,929 yards and 20 touchdowns during his sophomore year of high school. “I always liked both football and basketball growing up. My family are big football fans. My grandfather played wide receiver in college and worked in the athletic department at the University of Miami when they were winning national championships. I put on pads for the first time when I was in third grade, and I’ve been hooked ever since.”