Former Alabama lineman Scott Lashley lands at new SEC school
Scott Lashley is returning home. The former Alabama offensive lineman who recently entered the transfer portal has reportedly found his new school, and it’s still in the SEC.
Gene’s Page reported that Lashley has enrolled in classes at Mississippi State. This follows remarks from new Mississippi State coach Mike Leach that the Bulldogs planned to stock their roster through the transfer portal.
The 6-foot-7, 307-pound Mississippi native appeared in eight games for the Crimson Tide last season and served as the team’s backup right tackle. Since Jedrick Wills, last season’s starting right tackle, declared early for the 2020 NFL Draft, Lashley was in a position to at least compete for a starting role on Alabama’s offensive line in 2020. He played in eight games of the 2019 season, including 58 snaps as the backup right tackle.
Lashley, a West Point, Mississippi native, graduated from Alabama last month and will be immediately eligible at Mississippi State as a redshirt senior. Lashley was rated as the nation’s No. 20 offensive tackle prospect in the Class of 2016 and the No. 201 overall prospect by 247Composite. He briefly committed to Mississippi State.
The Bulldogs return five offensive linemen in 2020, but Lashley should be in the mix to get significant snaps for Leach’s team.