Stayin' in the SEC: Black will transfer to Missouri

BY foxsports • February 1, 2016

According to former Alabama wide receiver Chris Black (via a report from Gridiron Now), he was "caged for these past three years."

While he no longer will be a part of Nick Saban's program, he'll still get his chance to produce as a big-time receiver within the SEC. 

The graduate transfer will head to Missouri, as he announced on his Twitter page. Black will be eligible to play right away for Barry Odom's program. 

Black's Alabama career was primarily marred by injury. As such, he never fully got his footing -- often languishing on the bench. In three years, Black accrued only 25 receptions. The former 4-star prospect truly is looking for a fresh start -- and an opportunity to showcase his ability. 

"I always felt like [Alabama's] system didn't fit my type of skill set. 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. Now, I'm ready to break out," said Black. 

Missouri's offense struggled immensely in 2015 -- ranking towards the bottom of the conference in multiple categories. With Black in tow, he'll try to add some explosiveness from the slot -- whilst also providing sophomore signal-caller Drew Lock with a reliable target.