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Redshirt in play for Alvonte Bell

The wait for Alvonte Bell has been a long one, and it may get even longer. The JUCO transfer is now looking at a redshirt season, though he is listed in the three-deep depth chart at defensive end this week. He has yet to see the field this season and Stoops is hesitant to send him out there with a redshirt available.

“That is what we are working on,” Mark Stoops said today, when asked about the possibility of a redshirt. “We’re preparing him. He’s practicing with us and he’s getting better. I don’t want to burn it if it’s just going to be very limited play.”

Bell originally committed to Joker Phillips as a member of Kentucky’s 2013 recruiting class, then took the junior college route when he failed to qualify at UK. He signed with Kentucky again on Signing Day this year, two and a half years after he first announced he would become a Wildcat.

Now it looks like it may be one more year before Bell makes his debut in Lexington on the defensive line. If that’s the case, it will have been over four years between the day he committed and the day he plays his first down in Commonwealth Stadium.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 Comments for Redshirt in play for Alvonte Bell

  1. Mr. Dude
    3:47 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

    If the situation plays out that way and he’s playing this time next year, then Alvonte is the poster child for commitment! Well done, young man

  2. Doug Pelfrey's Facemask
    3:47 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

  3. J-Dub421
    3:53 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

    A new haircut should be in play as well.

    • J-Dub421
      4:04 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

      Please do not post under my screen name. Thank you.

    • joe
      4:19 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

      douche ^^

    • Brian
      5:39 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

      J-Dub, go to Gravatar, sign up, and this problem will no longer present itself.

    • CC4UK
      5:42 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

      Thank you Brian. I’m tired of the J-Dub controversy in the comments section.

  4. calipeari
    5:45 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

    odd that kengera daniel won’t be redshirted but a jc player will be

    • Hey!
      5:58 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

      Thanks, coach!

    • DACats86
      9:26 am September 22, 2015 Permalink

      Odd that you don’t realize they play two different positions; therefore, your comparison is complete irrelevant…