After announcing last week that he would transfer from Alabama, outside linebacker Christian Bell announced on Twitter that he will be transferring to Wisconsin.
With four years of eligibility left, Bell will sit out (redshirt) the 2016 season. He joins transfers CB Nick Nelson (Hawaii) and RB Chris James (Pittsburgh) as the Badgers’ third transfer for 2017.
He played one year for Alabama as a member of the class of 2015 (3-star recruit). Bell likely decided to transfer due to Alabama’s depth at the outside linebacker position.
Bell was also high school teammates with Wisconsin running back Bradrick Shaw.