Alabama WR Chadarius Townsend, transferring to Texas Tech
After entering his name in the transfer portal last week, Chadarius Townsend has found his new home.
Townsend announced today that he will be transferring to Texas Tech.
While at Alabama, Townsend was used as a running back and as a wide reciever. Texas Tech recently lost running backs Armand Shyne and Ta’Zhawn Henry in the offseason, so Townsend could fill their need at the running back position.
The Red Raiders had 12 players reach double digit receptions last season and lost three of those players in the offseason. Opportunities to touch the football will certainly be there for Townsend in the Red Raiders offense.
If they decide to keep him at wide receiver, they have had some success with wideouts. From 2006-2008 they were fortunate enough to have Michael Crabtree on the roster.
Crabtree was able to rack up 3,127 yards and 41 touchdowns during his short stint in Lubbock. Aside from the success that Crabtree had, it's been quite awhile since the Red Raiders have had an explosive receiver
The Red Raiders will get the chance to put Townsend's skill to use right away. Townsend is a graduate transfer meaning he can play this season for any school. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining