Alabama's Chad Lindsay transferring to OSU


COLUMBUS — The Ohio State football team is counting on a graduate transfer from Alabama to help fortify its rebuilt offensive line.

Fifth-year senior center Chad Lindsay chose the Buckeyes over Michigan and Oklahoma among other suitors, according to a report by

An OSU spokesman could not confirm the report.

Lindsay, a former three-star recruit who started four games for the Crimson Tide last season, will be eligible to play immediately as he pursues his master’s degree. The 6-foot-2, 302-pound Texas native instantly becomes the top candidate to start at center on a line that must replace four starters, though he also has experience at guard.

Junior left tackle Taylor Decker and sophomore guard Pat Elflein are the only two declared starters, leaving the other three spots open for competition in fall camp. Junior Jacoby Boren and redshirt freshman Billy Price shared snaps at center during the spring.

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