Tennessee TE Enters The Transfer Portal

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    Tennessee freshman tight end Trinity Bell entered the transfer portal Thursday night, On3 sports Matt Zenitz first reported.

    Bell is a former three-star recruit and ranked as the nation’s 473rd best prospect according to the 247sports composite rankings. The Alabama native committed to the Vols under Jeremy Pruitt and stayed on once Josh Heupel became head coach.

    The 6-foot-7, 265-pound tight end did not play in his lone season in Knoxville and with tight ends Jacob Warren and Princeton Fant returning for another season, Bell’s path to playing time is slim.

    Bell is the third player in Tennessee’s 2021 signing class to depart campus as Kaidon Salter was dismissed from the team and transferred to Liberty before the 2021 season and junior college prospect Tiyon Evans transferred to Louisville after breaking out the first half of the season.

    Tennessee didn’t sign a prep tight end in the early signing period and don’t seem eager to in the late signing period. The Vols did add Kingsport native and Central Florida walk on tight end transfer Charlie Browder earlier this month.

    The Vols’ top rated commit in the 2023 class — Ethan Davis — is a four-star tight end.

    Bell wasn’t the only tight end in the class of 2021 as Julian Nixon and Miles Campbell just finished their freshmen seasons without seeing major playing time.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.