Head coach Urban Meyer lands former Alabama offensive lineman Chad Lindsay

Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer desperately needed help on the offensive line after losing four starters from last year’s team after the quartet exhausted their eligibility.


On Tuesday, Meyer got some help.

According to CBSSports.com, former Alabama offensive lineman Chad Lindsay will transfer to Ohio State choosing the Buckeyes over Michigan, Oklahoma, California and Louisville.

Since Lindsay has already graduated from Alabama and will enroll in graduate school classes not offered at the Tuscaloosa campus, he’ll be eligible immediately.

Lindsay, a 6-foot-2, 302-pound center from The Woodlands, Texas, started four games for the Crimson Tide during his junior season as the snapper for A.J. McCarron.

As a fifth-year senior, Lindsay will battle Jacoby Boren for the starting center spot in fall camp, though this writer believes it’s Lindsay’s job to lose.

Coming out of The Woodlands High School, Lindsay was one of the top interior offensive line prospects in the nation for the class of 2010. A second-team EA Sports All-American, Lindsay was the top offensive guard prospect in the country according to ESPNU and was ranked 74th in the ESPNU 150. Lindsay was also listed as the No. 15 guard by Scout.com and the No. 41 offensive lineman by Rivals.com. He originally chose Alabama over offers from Oklahoma, LSU, Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Nebraska.

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