Louisiana Tech Football Adds Two Junior College Signees



Jan. 31, 2013

RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz announced Thursday that the program received a pair of National Letters of Intent from Mitchell Bell and Mitch Villemez.

Both are junior college players that will join the program for the 2013 season.

Bell is a 6-4, 330-pound offensive lineman from Houston, Texas that spent the last two seasons at Navarro Junior College. Coached by Nick Bobeck, he helped lead Navarro to a 10-2 record last year with a 4-2 mark in league play, winning the Heart of Texas Bowl and finishing No. 4 in the nation with the highest scoring team in school history (43.4 ppg). During his freshman season in 2011, Navarro went 10-2, the team won a conference title and the Heart of Texas Bowl and was ranked in the top 10 for 11 of 12 weeks. He redshirted the 2010 season when Navarro went 11-1 and won the NJCAA National Championship.

Villemez is a 6-1, 230-pound linebacker from Hardin, Texas that comes from Blinn Junior College. He registered 11 total tackles this past year while helping to guide Blinn to a 9-2 mark during the 2011 season. He registered 13 total tackles during the 2011 campaign after redshirting the 2010 season.

Bill and Villemez are added to a list of junior college signees that already includes defensive tackle DeAngelo Brooks and linebackers Tony Johnson and Nick Thomason.

Louisiana Tech will announce the remainder of its 2013 Signing Class on Wednesday, Feb. 6 on LATechSports.com.

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