Lindsay To Transfer To Ohio State

Alabama graduate transfer Chad Lindsay confirmed to BuckeyeSports.com that he's heading to Ohio State. The former Crimson Tide center will have one year of immediate eligibility left to play for the Buckeyes.

Following the departure of senior Corey Linsley, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer left spring practice unhappy with the state of his offensive line. The Buckeyes got a big boost to the unit on Tuesday though, when Alabama graduate transfer Chad Lindsay confirmed to BuckeyeSports.com that he'll spend his final year of eligibility as a Buckeye.

"It's true," Lindsay wrote in a text to BuckeyeSports.com. News of Lindsay's decision to play for Ohio State was first reported by CBSSports.com's Jeremy Fowler.

A former three-star prospect byway of The Woodlands (Texas), Lindsay started four games for the Crimson Tide in 2013. He was a member of Alabama's national championship teams in 2011 and 2012.

At 6-2 and 302 pounds, Lindsay possesses the ability to play both the center and guard positions on the offensive line. It has already been speculated that he'll step in immediately as the Buckeyes' starting center, as Meyer has only declared left tackle Taylor Decker and right guard Pat Elflein as starters on OSU's offensive front five.

Including Linsley, the Buckeyes will replace four senior starters on their offensive line from a season ago. Junior Jacoby Boren and redshirt freshman Billy Price spent the spring taking snaps at center for OSU.

As a graduate transfer, Lindsay will have the ability to play for the Buckeyes right away in 2014. He chose to attend Ohio State after also considering California, Louisville, Oklahoma and Michigan.


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