According to Oregon State wide receiver Richard Mullaney’s Twitter account, he is set to take his talents to Tuscaloosa, as he announced Tuesday he committed to Alabama on the social media site.
Proud to announce that I just committed to the University of Alabama #RollTide
— Richard Mullaney (@Rmullaney08) June 16, 2015
He announced earlier in the week he would transfer from Oregon State. Mullaney is a grad transfer, so he’ll be able to play immediately for the Crimson Tide next season. With the Tide losing Amari Cooper to the NFL Draft, Mullaney will give head coach Nick Saban some much-needed experience at wide receiver.
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Mullaney had 83 receptions for 1,160 yards and five touchdowns during his OSU career. He caught 52 passes for 788 yards in 2013 but missed half of last season with an elbow injury. He lined up with the starters near the end of spring workouts, according to OregonLive.
He was a three-star recruit in the class of 2011 out of Thousand Oaks, Calif.
The news is big for Alabama, which lost its top three receivers to graduation and the NFL last year, and lost projected key player Cam Sims to a knee injury in spring practice.
Once again, Alabama will be loaded for another run to the College Football Playoff. The Crimson Tide are set to open their season against Wisconsin in prime time at Dallas’ AT&T Stadium on September 5.