A new student at Tennessee Trinity Bell enters the NCAA transfer portal

Tennessee earned its third entry to this week’s NCAA transfer portal. Sources told GoVols247 Thursday night that new student Trinity Bell, who was a tight end before working with the defensive line during reel preparation in December, entered his name into the transfer database. The 6-foot-7, 265-pound athlete from Albertville, Alaska, did not play a game in 2021 while returning from a knee injury he suffered while playing basketball just over a year ago.

Folders had a wide receiver Andison Kobe And the offensive line man Krogen Calbert Enter the portal this week after a long snap Will Albright And back to back De Beckwith Went to the gate last week.

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Bell was rated a three-star player and ranked 473rd player, the 30th and potential 19th athlete in Alabama at 247Sports Composite for the 2021 class when he signed with Tennessee.

(Photo: Wes Rucker, 247Sports)

He played tight end and defensive end in high school and scored 37 goals for 472 yards and two touchdowns in 2020. In his first season playing football in 2019, Bale scored 26 receptions for 415 yards and six touchdowns in attack along with 28. Interceptors, six Interventions for a loss, two bags, seven accelerations of quarterbacks, 2 forced holds and one recovery came back down. He grew up playing basketball and chose scholarships to play the sport in college.

Bale underwent surgery for a ruptured ACL last January and spent the year in rehab while wearing a red shirt and will have four years of eligibility left if he continues with the transfer.

Former Tennessee Pell coaching staff made his SEC debut in February 2019 before he even started playing football, and had earned offers from Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Purdue, Illinois, Nebraska, Indiana, Louisiana and the UCF by the time he was committed to Vols in May 2020. Former Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt He knew about Bell early because his father, Dale, was the head coach at Albertville from 2015 to 2018. He left to become the head coach of Dade County in Georgia in May 2019.

Joining in last summer, Bale worked with the tight ends while continuing to rehab after a knee injury, but with him cleared for more work in practice, Vols gave him a look at the defensive line for some on-campus workouts last month, though he stayed in a shirt not connected.

“It’s obviously early, but obviously with Trinity, it’s massive,” he said. Defensive coordinator Tim Banks said after Tennessee practice on December 17. “He’s doing really well. A phenomenal basketball player. We’ll find out as we continue to grow, but we love what he’s done in terms of his attitude and his desire to be better.”

Tennessee had two more tight ends in 2021 with the K-Lagging duo Miles Campbell And Julian Nixon, but the volumes did not sign any tight ends during the early signing period last month.

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