Alabama Transfer Looking at Ohio State, Michigan

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Alabama Transfer Looking at Ohio State, Michigan
By Tony Gerdeman

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Chad Lindsay, a graduate transfer offensive lineman from the University of Alabama, is visiting Ohio State this week per a report from Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.com.

Chad Lindsay
Chad Lindsay
Lindsay played in eight games last season as a redshirt junior for the Crimson Tide, starting four. He has played in 20 career games for Alabama, with those four starts also representing his career total. He has already visited Michigan, Louisville and Oklahoma, and is also scheduled to visit California this week.

Originally from The Woodlands, Texas, Lindsay was ranked the #1 offensive guard in the 2010 class by ESPN. He committed to Alabama over offers from Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

He is expected to make his decision by the end of the month.

The Buckeyes are replacing four starters on the offensive line from last spring, and Urban Meyer is still looking to solidify the unit for 2014.

According to Meyer, only two starting spots are currently spoken for.

"On offense you got Pat Elflein and our left tackle, Taylor Decker, and everyone else is wide open, no other spots taken," he said following the OSU Spring Game on Saturday.

"That's an area that we have got to get back to where we -- maybe not where we were, but close."

Lindsay can play both guard and center, and the Buckeyes are looking for starters at both spots. Jacoby Boren and Billy Price spent the spring rotating at center for the Buckeyes, while Antonio Underwood manned the guard spot opposite Elflein. Together, the three linemen have a grand total of one career start between them.

Ohio State is currently sitting at 67 scholarships, but that number will grow to 83 when the rest of the freshmen arrive this summer. That number needs to be at 82 by the start of the academic year, however.

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