Not used at all during the 2011 season, linebacker Isaiah Bell won’t be used by Michigan at all in 2012, either. Or 2013, for that matter.
According to AnnArbor.com, Bell has decided to leave the Wolverines football program, likely as a result of being buried deep on UM’s roster heading into spring practice. As noted by the website, the Wolverines return all but two players from the three-deep, leaving little room for upward mobility for Bell.
The school has not confirmed Bell’s departure, nor is there word on where the Youngstown, Ohio, product may be headed.
Bell, who becomes the eight player to either transfer or be dismissed from the program since Brady Hoke took over last year, redshirted in 2009, and did not play in any games during the last two seasons.
A three-star member of UM’s 2009 recruiting class, Bell was rated as the No. 26 outside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com.