Former Bowling Green wide receiver Gehrig Dieter announced on Saturday that he will transfer to Alabama.
The receiver announced his decision on Twitter:
Gehrig Dieter @GehrigDieter
https://t.co/c4Iv5vr6Cd2/13/2016, 8:52:07 PM
In 2015, Dieter caught 94 passes for 1,033 yards with Bowling Green. He had previously transferred to the Ohio school from SMU.
Dieter was part of a Bowling Green passing attack that ranked fifth in the nation last season. During his second year with the team in 2015, he recorded 75 or more receiving yards in 10 games.
His contributions helped Bowling Green put together just its second 10-win season in 12 years.
According to FoxSports.com's Bruce Feldman, Dieter will graduate from Bowling Green in May and will have one year of eligibility in 2016.
Feldman pointed out that this is the second time in the past two years that Alabama has brought on a graduate transfer. In 2015, Richard Mullaney transferred from Oregon State, where he caught 38 passes for five touchdowns.
Dieter is a nice pickup for an Alabama team that is already returning its top two receivers in Calvin Ridley and ArDarius Stewart. It's the only skill position on offense that won't be undergoing a big change.
The Tide lost quarterback Jake Coker to graduation and starting running back and Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry to the NFL draft. Bringing in another set of dangerous hands like Dieter's will further advance the passing game and give another nice target to the player who steps in under center for the defending national champions.
Stats courtesy of Sports-Reference.com.
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