Trumane Bell II is a 2018 defensive line prospect that was visited by Texas Tech during the open contact period this past spring. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound defensive end out of Lake Highlands High School discussed the visit by former defensive line coach Kevin Patrick.
"He came in and we greeted, he was just telling me that I'm high on his radar and just to stay in the weight room to get bigger, stronger, and faster. He said he'd come back and see me in the spring."
Is Texas Tech a school that is towards the top for Bell?
"Most definitely, yes. I like the campus and how the community is. The team is actually doing pretty well and I can see them going big in the next two years. The coaching staff is great. All these prospects coming in this recruiting class... Texas Tech is the place to be."
Has Bell visited Texas Tech?
"Not yet, but I am going to try to go to their camp this year so I can see their campus in person and meet all the other coaches."
Other schools have been showing interest in the defensive line prospect, including two Power Five schools that are in contact with the junior.
"I've been getting mail from Kansas State, Purdue, Texas, Tulsa, and Texas State. They haven't contacted me yet. The defensive line coaches from TCU and Nebraska have hit me up."
Texas Tech, TCU, and Nebraska are all standing out to Bell at the moment. Bell's father, Trumane the first, played tight end at Nebraska back in the early 90s.
"Ever since my dad went to Nebraska and I was born, we've gone to their games and I've been to their campus before. Their new defensive line coach played with my dad, so that's definitely a plus too."
Coach Patrick left Texas Tech for North Carolina State on Tuesday, but that doesn't change Bell's thoughts on the program.
"Texas Tech is still on my radar, most definitely. A coach doesn't change your views about the school, you just have to keep going and move on with the program."