The Florida Gators received a commitment from Tulane transfer running back Cameron Carroll on Monday afternoon.
Carroll took to social media to announce his decision.
“No place like home go gators,” he posted on Twitter.
The 6-0, 225-pound running back was originally a member of the 2018 recruiting class, playing high school ball at Northwest Ranklin High School in Flowood, Mississippi.
Carroll spent the next five seasons with the Green Wave, totaling 1,885 yards from scrimmage and 24 touchdowns.
In 2018, Carroll appeared in four games and redshirted, seeing the majority of his playing time on special teams.
In 2019, Carroll found himself in the rotation at running back, playing in 11 games and finishing fifth on the team in rushing yards with 364 yards (5.1 per carry), scoring four touchdowns in the process. His offensive grade of 75.2 ranked 5th on Tulane, according to Pro Football Focus.
The Mississippi native broke out in 2020, making 12 appearances (one start) and totaling 741 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. His offensive grade of 80.8 ranked 2nd on the team, trailing only Tyjae Spears, who is considered one of the best running backs in the country.
The 2021 season started off on the right foot for the junior running back by scoring two receiving touchdowns in week one against Oklahoma. He saw action in all 12 games throughout the season, totaling 516 yards and three rushing touchdowns.
An injury caused Carroll to play in just one game in 2022.
Carroll entered the transfer portal on January 19th, immediately followed by a visit to Gainesville.
Carroll is already registered and enrolled into the University of Florida and should be with the team shortly. He has one year of eligibility remaining, unless he is granted a medical redshirt for the 2022 season.
The addition of Carroll gives Florida four scholarship running backs entering the 2023 season. This is as good of a pickup as the Gators were going to find out of the transfer portal. Carroll provides veteran experience and depth to the Gators’ running back room. He’s always graded well and has a knack for finding the endzone. He joins Montrell Johnson, Trevor Etienne, and Treyuan Webb in the RB room. I’m penciling in Carroll as RB3 to start the season.