Chadarius Townsend is a graduate transfer who spent three seasons in the Alabama football program and will have two seasons of eligibility after transferring to Texas Tech as announced on his Twitter account.

The six-foot 194-pound weapon is a versatile addition to the Red Raider offense and defense. Townsend is listed at wide receiver on the Alabama roster as a freshman and a wide receiver and running back as a redshirt sophomore. His bio also says he worked in with the defensive backs. His most extensive action on the field, besides his work on the special teams, came at running back.

I think it's safe to assume Townsend joins the Red Raiders to play behind SaRodorick Thompson in the team's thin backfield.

Coming out of high school Townsend was a four-star stud and one of the top players in the state of Alabama. According to the 247 composite rankings, Townsend was the 175th ranked prospect nationally. As well as the 5th rated athlete in the nation and the 7th best prospect from Alabama.  As a quarterback in high school he accounted for more than 2,700 yards of offense and 35 touchdowns as a senior. Most of his production was on the ground with nearly 1,500 yards rushing and 22 scores. He also rushed for 1,300 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior.

He originally chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida, Kentucky and Mississippi State.

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