Did Gators Withdraw Their Scholarship Offer From DB Tre Bell?

By Will Wilson

Here’s a big question that’s roaming around SEC country. Particularly in The Swamp.

Did coach Will Muschamp take away the scholarship offer to the defensive back out of New Jersey Tre Bell?

Some are saying he may have even de-commited from Florida for a number of reasons. He had been committed to the Gators since April before a few situations evolved between the school and Bell.

During the week, Bell announced on Twitter he was switching his commitment from Florida to Vanderbilt. Muschamp must have not felt to good about this.

According to The Gainesville Sun’s Zach Abolverdi, a source close to the situation told The Sun that UF’s coaches wanted to see Bell in action this summer so they could critique his play, something several of Florida’s commits were required to do.

Seems pretty reasonable right? Not in Bell’s eyes apparently.

The defensive back never attended any of Florida’s camps in June and didn’t work out when he came down for the Gators Friday Nights Lights on July 27. The source also said Bell refused to participate because his coach, Rich Hansen, didn’t want him to.

There are so many question to answer here.

Florida had to move on though. They have so many talented players on their board that will do anything just to get a chance to show their talents in front of the coaching staff. Muschamp and the Gators parted ways with the 5-foot-11, 170-pound Bell during his unofficial visit on Aug. 2.

Bell is now committed to the Commodores.

Vandy is really starting to make some noise in the SEC.


Will Wilson is a writer for Rant Sports covering College Football and the Big Ten Conference.

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