The South Carolina football team picked up a huge commitment in the transfer portal as coach Beamer continues to stockpile talent and upgrade the current roster. This time, it comes in the form of a former four-star running back who’s fresh off of a national championship with an SEC East rival.
Lovasea Carroll, a former member of the Georgia Bulldogs, announced on social media yesterday that he’d be joining the Gamecocks in Columbia next season.
Coach Beamer teased the commitment over the weekend, though it wasn’t made public until Monday.
Carroll was once committed to the Gamecocks under the previous coaching staff but changed tune later in his recruitment. The running back prospect actually wound up in the secondary after committing to Georgia, appearing in a handful of games and recording three tackles.
While he made the switch to defensive back in Athens, it appears that the speedster is destined to return to offense upon his arrival to Columbia. The Gamecocks continue to build both talent and speed in the running back room, which now consists of Juju McDowell, MarShawn Lloyd, Rashad Amos, and Wake Forest transfer Christian Beal-Smith.
Prior to committing to Georgia, Carroll attended IMG Academy where he was considered a consensus top 10 running back. The 24/7 Sports recruiting site rated Carroll as a top 150 player after rushing for 464 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior. He totaled over 3,000 rushing yards throughout his high school career.
Carroll boasted offers from major programs Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State before picking the Bulldogs over the Gamecocks. Now, he returns to Columbia looking to make an impact in the South Carolina backfield.