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Miami Hurricanes Recruiting Radar: RB Lorenzo Lingard named Gatorade Florida Player of the Year

A worthy accolade for an elite player

Player. Of. The. Year.

On Monday Morning, Miami Hurricanes 5-star RB commit Lorenzo Lingard was named the 2017 Gatorade Florida Player of the Year.

Given annually to the top HSFB player in the State of Florida, Lingard earned the Gatorade POY award after a strong season on the field. His 1,701 yards and 26 TDs are elite anywhere in America. To do that in Florida, against some of the top HSFB competition anywhere, is even more impressive.

Lingard ended his HSFB career with 3,775 yards and 56 TDs. The 5-star recruit has been selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and will participate in that elite recruit showcase in January 2018.

Players that have previously won the Gatorade Florida Player of the Year award include RB Derrick Henry, Jacques Patrick, Sony Michel, QB Jeff Driskel, and RB/S Matt Elam.

Here is the press release on this award from Gatorade:

For a closer look at the play that earned Lingard this prestigious award, check out the highlights below.

Congratulations, Lorenzo!