Offensive lineman Chad Lindsay, with a four-year stay at Alabama in his rearview mirror and a degree in hand, said in a prepared statement yesterday that he eagerly anticipates playing his final season of college football at Ohio State this fall.
“Now I am looking forward to enrolling at The Ohio State University in June to play for the Buckeyes and to pursue a master’s degree,” Lindsay said in the statement. “My goals are to compete hard, to be a productive member of the team and to do whatever I can to help Ohio State win championships.”
Originally from The Woodlands, Texas, Lindsay started four games at center for Alabama last season as a fourth-year junior. But he announced over the winter that he planned to take advantage of an NCAA rule that allows players who have graduated to transfer to another school and play immediately without having to sit out a season.
He is the first to transfer in that way to Ohio State, which can’t confirm the move until all paperwork is completed.
“I will always be a proud graduate of the University of Alabama (summer 2013), and I will always be appreciative to the coaching staff for the privilege of playing for the Crimson Tide,” said Lindsay, who was part of the 2011 and ’12 national championship teams. “I was fortunate to have had great teammates and to have been a part of an incredible four-year run of success.”