Florida lands commitment from Miami transfer, former 5-star running back recruit Lorenzo Lingard
The Gators just landed yet another win over Miami as former Hurricane running back Lorenzo Lingard has announced his decision to commit to Dan Mullen’s Florida program.
Lingard signed with Miami out of University High School out of Orange City, Fla., during the 2018 recruiting cycle and was listed as the nation’s No. 2 running back and a five-star prospect. Lingard rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns his freshman season for the Hurricanes but appeared in only two games last season for the Hurricanes.
Lingard will technically be listed as a redshirt sophomore in 2020.
Lingard announced his decision with the following statement and post on his Instagram account:
“I am extremely blessed with the opportunity to maximize my education and athletics at the University of Florida. I asked God to show me what’s best for me, he showed me the Gators all year long, I am very thankful for the helping hands it took to get me to become a Gator and closer to my family. I will never forget what the University of Miami has taught me…
“Thank you Dan Mullen and Greg Knox, you have a player ready to come in and earn everything.”
To get an idea of what Lingard could bring to Mullen’s offense in Gainesville, check out his 2017 senior season highlight reel: