Former Miami running back and five-star recruit Lorenzo Lingard has orally committed to transfer to Florida.
The 6-foot, 202-pound Orange City native was among the nation’s top prospects in the 2018 class; 247Sports composite rankings listed him as the country’s No. 2 running back and the best signee in Miami’s top-10 class. He was also a U.S. Army All-American.
He scored two touchdowns and rushed for 136 yards in six games as a true freshman before being sidelined by a leg injury. He appeared in only two games last season.
Lingard is a huge boost for coach Dan Mullen’s roster. He would be only the second five-star prospect Mullen has landed. The other was also a transfer (ex-Georgia linebacker Brenton Cox).
UF loses NFL-bound Lamical Perine, who led the team in rushing each of the last three seasons.