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Ohio State lands Alabama transfer center Chad Lindsay

Chad Lindsay picked Ohio State over Cal, Oklahoma, Louisville and Michigan. (USATSI)
Chad Lindsay picked Ohio State over Cal, Oklahoma, Louisville and Michigan. (USATSI)

Braxton Miller has a new center.

Alabama transfer Chad Lindsay, who started four games for the Tide last year, is transferring to Ohio State.

"It's done. Go Buckeyes!" Lindsay told CBSports.com in a text.

Lindsay visited five schools, including Ohio State, Cal, Oklahoma, Louisville and Michigan. Lindsay has graduated and can play his senior season in 2014. Lindsay lends experience to an offensive line that lost several starters from last season.

"I am humbled and honored by the offers that I received from so many prestigious universities. It was a pleasure to talk with all of the great coaches and I really enjoyed the official visits," said Lindsay. "I will be transferring to The Ohio State University to complete a Master's degree and play football. I am looking forward to and very excited about the upcoming months."

The buzz around Tuscaloosa is Alabama did not want to lose Lindsay and had considered starting him at center while moving Ryan Kelly to left tackle. That's no longer an option, and Ohio State makes a nice move on the all-powerful transfer wire.

Not many coaches play for Nick Saban and Urban Meyer, but Lindsay does.


Jeremy Fowler is a national college football insider with CBSSports.com. Fowler joined CBS in 2012 after covering the Minnesota Vikings for the St. Paul Pioneer Press for two seasons and covering the Florida Gators for the Orlando Sentinel for two years. Fowler is also a contributor to the CBS Sports Network.
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