April 7, 2010

Michigan teammates planning return trip to Ole Miss

Da'shawn Bell and Dwight Trammer traveled more than 14 hours from their home in Detroit to Oxford, Miss.

They came without scholarship offers, on their own dime and didn't even get to see Ole Miss practice.

However, as they pulled out of Mississippi to make the return trip north, both players were already making plans for their return to the Magnolia State.

"It went real good," Bell said. "I like their facilities. I really like the coaches. I really like Coach (Houston) Nutt. He's a cool guy. …The town is real close to the school. It's a football town. Everyone is real involved with the football team and I like it."

"It was nice," Trammer said. "I liked it. It was something new to me, since I am from the North."

Bell, a 5-foot-9, 175-pound running back, and Trammer, a 6-2, 227-pound linebacker, both said Wednesday they plan to return to Oxford this summer to participate in the Rebels' football camp.

"They just said he wanted to get a chance to coach me before they offer me," Bell said. "They said they like my film and they could see me in the Wild Rebel. I'm coming down for camp."

Trammer, who is also looking at Middle Tennessee, Michigan, Michigan State, Central Michigan, Toledo, Iowa, said he was impressed by the Rebels' coaching staff, a group he described as "real cool, but they're hard-working at the same time. I liked it a lot.

"They want me to come down for camp. They said they really liked my film and they want to see how fast I am. I'm going to come back down for the camp."

Bell rushed for 1,203 yards and nine touchdowns last season to help lead Detroit's Inkster High School to the state championship game. Trammer, meanwhile, was a dominant force on defense thanks to his penchant for game-changing plays.

"I think I'm a playmaker," Trammer said. "I like to shoot gaps and make plays in the backfield. I just like hitting. I like contact."

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