After five years with the Tulane Green Wave, running back Cameron Carroll is transferring to the University of Florida.
The veteran back replaces a pair of outgoing rushers in the portal, Nay’Quan Wright (USF) and Lorenzo Lingard (Akron). Of course, Montrell Johnson Jr. and Trevor Etienne will return as Florida’s primary backs, and the Gators also added Treyaun Webb in the most recent recruiting class.
Snaps won’t come easy to Carroll, but he should be able to work his way into the offense, especially as Webb takes time to find his footing in the college game. He is the eighth player to transfer to Florida this offseason and brings the scholarship total up to 81.
Carroll missed most of 2021 after undergoing foot surgery following the first game of the season. He rushed for a team-high 741 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2020 but took a step back in 2021 with 546 yards and three scores. Last year, the Gators used a steady mix of running backs, though, so Carroll will get plenty of reps over the spring and summer as Napier figures out the rotation.
Out of high school, Carroll was an underrated prospect. He was a two-star prospect by 247Sports’ measure and ranked No. 138 at his position. He’s already achieved more than most expected at the college level, and spending one year in the SEC could get the right eyes on him before a potential run at the NFL. He’ll have one year of eligibility remaining while at Florida.
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