As was reported Monday evening, Ohio State could land themselves another transfer, this time coming in football. Former Alabama transfer offensive lineman Chad Lindsay, who announced before spring football that he would be transferring to another school, will be making five visits during this week to get a look at the college football landscape. Lindsay had a small chance of actually starting this fall for the Crimson Tide, but decided that his talents were better off elsewhere.
Lindsay would be available to start right away for the Buckeyes should they land the center, as he is a graduate and in his junior year. The 6'2, 302-pound center hails from Texas and was a part of the 2010 recruiting class for Alabama. Lindsay is planning on taking a visit to Ohio State sometime this week as well as Cal, although the day hasn't yet been specified. Urban Meyer and his staff would no doubt like to add Lindsay's experience to the team roster, as he started four games for the Crimson Tide last season.
Here are Chad Lindsay's old high school highlights, so you can get an idea of what he's capable of on the football field:
Can't wait to be at ohio state on Friday— Ricky DeBerry (@TheFranchize__) April 14, 2014
'15 OLB/WSDE Ricky DeBerry is making a trip to Ohio State on Friday, with a handful of other recruits as well, including '15 QB Brandon Wimbush. As you can see above, DeBerry seems to be excited about the visit to Columbus as much as the coaching staff probably will be to have the 4-star on campus. The 6'2, 245-pound outside linebacker and weak-side defensive end is a versatile athlete on defense, having the ability to play down and as a linebacker. He's got decent speed too, having been clocked at a 4.60 in the 40-yard dash.
The Crystal Ball is also starting to sway as experts put more predictions in favor of Ohio State into the mix. As of now, Oklahoma and Ohio State are tied at 33% each. Only Tennessee (17%), Michigan State (8%), and Virginia (8%) are still in the race with the Sooners and Buckeyes for DeBerry's services.
'16 SSDE Khalid Kareem is also going to be in attendance for the visit on Friday, joining DeBerry and Wimbush as mentioned above. It seems to be very early in Kareem's recruiting process, as he does not yet hold an offer from any school. Kareem is hearing from Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, and Ohio State, however, and I would imagine that sometime in the near future, more programs will be in pursuit of his talents.
The 6'4, 225-pound defensive end from the state of Michigan can be moved all around and can even stand up to play outside linebacker if the situation calls for it. Kareem also plays tight end for his high school team, Farmington Hills Harrison. As a sophomore and his first time playing varsity football, Kareem accounted for 74 tackles, 7 sacks, forced 5 fumbles, and made one interception during the past football season.
Check out the prospect for yourself with his highlight film of the 2013 season: