RB Lorenzo Lingard transfers from Hurricanes to Gators

Former Miami Hurricanes running back Lorenzo Lingard is transferring to play for the Florida Gators, he announced Friday.

Lingard, considered one of the top recruits in the country in 2018, never played much with the Hurricanes and was sidelined for most of his time in the program because of a knee injury.

He had 17 carries for 136 yards and two touchdowns as a true freshman, and he did not record a carry in the two games in which he played in 2019.

"I am truly blessed and thankful to be a Gator," Lingard said Friday on Twitter. "The people who made this possible have changed my life."

Florida loses leading rusher Lamical Perine, so adding Lingard fills a major need. Lingard was rated the No. 4 running back in the country and No. 60 in the ESPN 300 out of Orange City, Florida, was a U.S. Army All-American and had 28 offers out of high school.