Christian Bell, a 3-star linebacker in the class of 2015, will transfer to Wisconsin, he announced Thursday on Twitter.
— Christian Bell (@BELL_ringerr) July 28, 2016
Bell announced his intent to transfer earlier this week after grayshirting for Alabama in 2015. He committed to the Tide in April of 2014, but the coaching staff asked him to delay his enrollment until after the 2015 season because it had oversigned the class. Bell signed in December and enrolled in January, but decided to go elsewhere.
The Hoover, Ala., native visited Wisconsin last weekend and was sold, according to Scout.com. Per Scout, Bell, at 6-foot-4 and 246 pounds, will likely start as an outside linebacker, but could develop into a defensive end.
Per 247Sports, Wisconsin has also added transfers Nick Nelson, a cornerback from Hawaii, and Chris James, a running back from Pitt, this offseason.
Bell will have to sit out in 2016, so he’ll redshirt and have four years of eligibility left.
Here are some of his high school highlights.