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Wilson Bell graduates; transfers to Auburn University

This Bell will toll elsewhere next season.

NCAA Football: Florida at Florida State
Wilson Bell
Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

The college football offseason is one rife with discussion and debates as to just what form the next iteration of one’s team will take. As older players graduate, younger ones reinforce the ranks from the high school level. Of course, there’s also some turnover regarding those in between, which usually occurs in the form of dismissals and transfers. And the latter is the case today for Florida State, as Seminole offensive lineman Wilson Bell is set to transfer from FSU after graduating in the spring semester. He’ll be immediately eligible to play elsewhere.

A product of Mobile, Alabama, Bell (6’5, 320) chose the ‘Noles over the home-state Auburn Tigers, as well as Ole Miss and a host of others. Bell redshirted during the Seminoles’ national championship season of 2013 and would have been a fifth-year senior for the 2017 season. His decision to transfer is a bit brow-raising, as he’d started double-digit games for the ‘Noles in his career and figured to contribute again in the coming season, though he was unlikely to be a starter. If his goal is to get to the NFL, going somewhere he’ll likely start is the best option.


The former FSU guard will finish his career at Auburn University:

Bell will have a chance to start immediately as Auburn is replacing a couple of senior interior offensive linemen.