After a brief stint at Nebraska that saw only a handful of touches this past year, Huskers running back Greg Bell has decided to leave the program. Though it took him a while to bring the move to fruition, he has finally found a new home.
According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Bell is transferring to San Diego State, which is situated near his hometown. Per the report, Bell originally tried to get into the school coming out of high school, but failed to qualify academically.
Bell went into the season as the starter, and rushed for 104 yards on just 13 carries against the Colorado Buffaloes. But his productivity nosedived after that game and by the end of September he was benched and not playing at all.
His final numbers in 2018 included 35 carries for 173 yards plus another four receptions for 17 yards.
The Journal Star reported that Bell left the program after being reduced to third on depth chart.
He tried to transfer to Oregon State but was not allowed to do so.
Because San Diego State is at the 85 scholarship limit, Bell says he will join the program as a walk-on. From The San Diego Union-Tribune:
SDSU does not have any scholarships available, so Bell will join the team as a walk-on.
“I’m most definitely coming in to compete for a starting job,” said Bell, who was among the observers Saturday for SDSU’s practice and scrimmage. “I know I can go there and make plays right away, so I think I’ll fit in as soon as I get out there.
Coming out of high school in 2016, Bell was only a two-star prospect. He ultimately went to Arizona Western Junior College for a year before finally being accepted into Nebraska.