Thomas Maurer, 23 Sports

Monday, February 1-

Big news for Mizzou football fans this evening as the team announced ex-University of Alabama wide receiver Chris Black will transfer to the University of Missouri.

Coming out of high school in Jacksonville, Florida, Black was recruited as a four-star prospect and was ranked among the top-50 players nationally.

After committing to play football in Tuscaloosa, the star high school player had trouble getting his career on the move. Many injuries, like ones to his shoulder and ankle, set Black behind in the rotation.

Most of his Alabama career involved Black playing as a rotation receiver behind big names like Amari Cooper, Christion Jones and DeAndrew White.

He ended his career with the Tide with 25 catches for 290 yards and two touchdowns.

The 6-foot wide out took to twitter earlier Monday and said, “’The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.’ Proud to be a tiger.”

Black will be able to play immediately since he has already graduated. He will come to Missouri for a better chance to play as a fifth-year senior. Nate Brown, J’Mon Moore and new junior college transfer Dominic Collins are the only other upper-classmen on Mizzou’s receiving core.

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