Tennessee freshman Trinity Bell enters NCAA transfer portal

Tennessee had their third NCAA transfer portal entry of the week. Sources told GoVols247 on Thursday evening that the freshman Trinity bell, who was a tight end before working with the defensive line when preparing for the bowl in December, entered his name into the transfer database. The 6-foot-7, 265-pound athlete from Albertville, Ala. Has not played a game in 2021 as he recovers from a knee injury sustained while playing basketball a short while ago more than a year.

Flights had a wide receiver Andison Coby and offensive lineman K’Rojhn Calbert enter the portal this week after a long snapper Will albright and run back Dee Beckwith entered the portal last week.

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Bell was ranked three-star prospect and ranked No. 473 player, No. 30 athlete and No. 19 prospect in Alabama in the 247Sports Composite for the 2021 class when he signed with Tennessee.

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He played the tight end and defensive end in high school and landed 37 catches for 472 yards and two touchdowns as a senior in 2020. In his first season playing football in 2019, Bell recorded 26 receptions for 415 yards and six attacking touchdowns with 28 tackles, six loss tackles, two sacks, seven rushing quarterbacks, two forced fumbles and one recovered fumble came back for a touchdown. He grew up playing basketball and chose scholarship offers to play the sport in college.

Bell underwent surgery for an ACL tear last January and spent the year rehabilitating while taking on a red shirt and will have four years of eligibility left if he continues with his transfer.

The former Tennessee coach gave Bell his first SEC offer in February 2019 before he even started playing football, and he had received offers from Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Purdue, the ‘Illinois, Nebraska, Indiana, Louisiana and UCF as he enlisted in Flights in May 2020. Former Head Coach of Flights Jeremy pruitt got to know Bell very early on because his father, Valley, was head coach in Albertville from 2015 to 2018. He left to become head coach of Dade County, Georgia in May 2019.

After signing up last summer, Bell worked with tight ends while continuing to rehabilitate his knee injury, but with him for more work in training, the Vols gave him a glimpse of the line. defensive for a few bowl practices on campus last month, however he remained in a no-contact jersey.

“It’s obviously early, but obviously with Trinity, a huge size”, Defensive coordinator Tim Banks said after Tennessee practice on Dec. 17. “He runs well. Terrific basketball player. We will find out as we continue to grow, but we love what he has done in terms of attitude and willingness to be better.

Tennessee had two more tight freshman ends in 2021 with the red shirt duo of Miles campbell and Julien nixon, but the Vols did not sign any tight ends during the Early Signing Period last month.

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