2016 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Moved from tight end to linebacker during 2017 spring workouts … Didn’t see any game action.
2015 (FRESHMAN): Transitioned from defensive line to tight end during 2016 spring workouts … Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: A consensus four-star prospect by Rivals, ESPN, Scout and 247Sports … Ranked the 172nd-best player in the nation, the No. 17 defensive end and second-best player in the state of Arkansas by Scout … Listed at No. 238 in the Rivals250, the No. 4 player in Arkansas and No. 11 weak side defensive end in the country according to Rivals … ESPN ranked him at No. 274 in the ESPN 300, the No. 24 defensive end nationally and the No. 4 player from Arkansas … Ranked the No. 4 player in Arkansas and No. 15 strong side defensive end in the nation by 247Sports … The No. 219 player nationally, No. 13 strong side defensive end and No. 4 player in Arkansas according to 247Composite, a combined index of national recruiting rankings … As the No. 4 player in the Natural 21 by HawgSports.com … Named to the Associated Press Arkansas Super Team at defensive end in 2014 … Earned Arkansas Class 2A region 8 all-state honors … Recognized on All-ArkansasVarsity.com’s first team as a senior … Helped lead Junction City to the Arkansas class 2A state championship in 2014 … The Junction City defense shut out six opponents en route to a perfect 13-0 record … Totaled 76 tackles, including 12.0 for loss, seven sacks and one fumble recovery as a senior … Also caught nine passes for 131 yards (14.6 avg.) and two touchdowns on offense … As a junior, tallied 93 tackles, including 15.0 for loss, and four sacks … Posted 81 tackles, including 12.0 for loss and two interceptions as a sophomore in 2012 … Won three state championships during his high school career … Also played basketball and track … Coached by David Carpenter … Chose Arkansas over Louisville, Auburn, Tennessee, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
PERSONAL: Born on June 5, 1996 … Son of Helen Bell … Recreation and sport management major.