"Chad's a tenacious blocker."

Take an in-depth look at one of the Tide's top signees.

Chad Lindsay
Scout.com Rating: Three-Star
Scout.com Rank: No. 13 Offensive Guard
Size: 6-3, 295-pounds
Hometown: The Woodlands High School
The Woodlands, Texas
Projected Position: Offensive Guard

Stats: Lindsay graded 91-percent for his senior season and had 85 pancake blocks.

Commit Date: 4/6/09
Recruiting Competiton: Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Tennessee

Why Alabama: "It just felt right. The campus, coaching staff and whole atmosphere was a big part of my decision. It felt like home to me. I went to LSU and Alabama. I took a step back from football and looked at academics. It just felt better for me at Alabama than it did at LSU.

"The facilities are outstanding. The campus is perfect. The people are great. A place where I would like to go to college the next four to five years. My parents said I couldn't go wrong with any school. They just said whichever feels best. I plan on playing guard. Coach Pendry is a great offensive line coach. He has coached in the NFL. Why wouldn't anyone want to play for him. He is a great coach."

Strengths/Improvement: "My main goal was to lose a lot of weight. I was at about 310-pounds last year. This past year I played at about 285-pounds. I am just going to continue to stay in good shape."

Coach Quotes (Jim Rapp, Woodlands' offensive coordinator): "Chad's a four year letterman. He's been a starter since his sophomore season. He's played really well for us and has improved every year including his senior year. You don't see that very often with players who are already committed to college programs, but Chad played just as hard this year, if not harder. And I can honestly say he's better now than he was at the beginning of his senior year.

"Chad's a tenacious blocker. His goal is to get his guy on the ground. He plays the game with the right attitude with a lot of heart and determination. He has good football smarts, hand placement, and leverage. He played lighter this year. Last year he played at 315, and this year he played at 285. It helped his game a lot with improved agility. I think he felt it was the best fit for him.

"I know he liked Coach (Joe) Pendry a lot and thinks he'll get his best out of him. They want him to play guard, or possibly move over to center. He loves Coach Saban and the atmosphere in Tuscaloosa."

Andrew Bone says: "Lindsay is another nasty road blocker signed for the Crimson Tide. He is a tough, very aggressive player who plays with a mean streak. He has big, strong hands and can dominate his opponent."

Richard Stover contributed to this report.

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