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Welcome to the U, Lorenzo Lingard

Miami kept building on their elite 2018 recruiting class by getting a 5-star RB to commit. THAT’LL WORK!

Celebration time! 5-star RB Lorenzo Lingard (Orange, FL) has committed to the Miami Hurricanes!

Just a day after an unofficial visit to Coral Gables, 5-star RB Lorenzo Lingard (Orange, FL) has committed to the University of Miami!

A 6’1” 180lb player from Orange (FL) University HS, Lingard is among the top players at his, or any, position in the 2018 recruiting class. He’s a 5-star player according to the 247sports composite, was 1st team All-State in Florida’s Largest Classification: 8A, and he holds offers from many FBS powerhouse programs.

Lingard is a great and productive RB. In 2016, he had 130 carries for 1,418 yards (10.91 yards per carry) and 22 TDs for his HS team. That stellar season came on the heels of a sophomore campaign in 2015 that saw Lingard end with 51 carries for 656 yards (12.86 yards per carry) and 8 TDs. Yeah, that’ll work.

Despite his commitment to Miami, Lingard will be a highly recruited and heavily pursued player. He already lists 28 offers including Miami — to whom he is committed — Florida State, Ohio State, and Alabama.

Lingard is the 8th player to commit to Miami in the 2018 class. He is the first running back to commit and the highest rated player in this class. Lingard is the superstar, cornerpiece RB that Mark Richt has been looking for, and he’s now committed to the Hurricanes. Lingard is a top tier track athlete, and will look to continue in that sport at the collegiate level as well. Miami has already assured him that is fine, and several Canes players have spent time on the track in recent years, most notably Artie Burns.

If you’re not already sold on a guy that has a career yards per carry average of nearly 11.5, feast your eyes on the HUDL highlights below. Your eyes will thank me later.