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DE Alvonte Bell, 6-5, 255 pounds

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From UK bio: Explosive defensive end at Everglades High School in Miramar, Fla., where he was coached by Rodney Rumph. The nation’s No. 24 weakside defensive end by The No. 34 overall defensive end according to “Bell is a raw athlete with speed, length, and quickness that attracts attention his way. He has long arms to get into passing lanes, he can move well in space, and he really pursues the ball well,” according to Scout analyst Chad Simmons. Was timed at 4.88 in the 40 with a 27-inch vertical. Made 40 tackles as a junior, with his 18 total tackles for loss including 11 quarterback sacks. Helped led the team to the Florida Class 6A regional quarterfinals his freshman and sophomore seasons. Missed much of his senior season because of injury. Began high school career as a basketball star before making the move to football. Name is pronounced “al-VON-tay.”

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