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Ex-Tide WR wants school ‘that knows how to utilize a slot guy’

Chris Black

Alabama wide receiver Chris Black, who announced in early December via Twitter that he would transfer, says he wants to go to a school “that knows how to utilize a slot guy.”

“I always felt like the system didn’t fit my type of skill set,” Black told GN contributor John Acree.

Black is a former four-star recruit who was a national top-50 player in the 2012 recruiting class. But he never really got untracked at Alabama and had just 25 receptions, with two touchdowns, in his three seasons

Black was thought to be in the mix to be the Tide’s go-to receiver in 2015, but he suffered an ankle injury in fall camp and never became part of the rotation. “They never really gave me a chance to make it back into it,” he said.

Although he played in six games, Black had only two receptions before season-ending ankle surgery in November.

Black still has one year of eligibility, and because he already graduated — in May 2015 — he will be able to play right away. He wants to go to a school with an established quarterback and one with a coordinator who knows how to use his skills.

“I want to catch as many balls as I can,” he said. “I want to be a team player. I am going to come in with a winning attitude because I know what it takes to win.”

He is leaving a school where he won two national title rings.

“I feel like I’ve been caged for these past three years,” Black said. “Now, I’m ready to break out.”


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