Report: Former Alabama Center Chad Lindsay to Visit Ohio State, California

By DJ Byrnes on April 14, 2014 at 6:39p

The spring game didn't net any commitments this past weekend, but Urban Meyer is still on the hunt for a fish of a different kind.

From CBS' Jeremy Fowler:

The former Alabama center, who started four games a year ago, says via text he's visiting Ohio State and Cal this week. His overall visit list is impressive, traveling to Michigan, Louisville and Oklahoma the previous two weeks.

Lindsay has graduated and can play right away. His departure from Alabama before spring ball was considered a mild surprise. Lindsay was an option to start at center this season if the Tide moved Ryan Kelly to left tackle.

Ohio State could be looking for offensive line help after losing several starters from a year ago. Sonny Dykes took over a depleted offensive line at Cal.

Pat Elflein and Taylor Decker are the only two offensive linemen to nail down starting jobs this spring, and neither of them will be playing center. Lindsay would give an unexpected injection of depth to an offensive line that's in the process of being rebuilt.

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