The Nation's Fourth-Ranked Running Back, Lorenzo Lingard, Teams up With Mark Richt and the Miami Hurricanes

Tagged as the nation's 23rd-ranked player overall in 2018, running back Lorenzo Lingard has opted to spend his collegiate years with Mark Richt and the University of Miami.

Lorenzo Lingard spent much of his Wednesday journeying through the University of Miami (Fl), a school located nearly four hours away from his home in Central Florida, and has now decided to take it a step further by teaming up with Mark Richt's program, who now holds a commitment from the nation's 23rd-ranked player overall in 2018.

Lingard, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound junior out of Orange City (Fla.) University that's also labeled as the nation's fourth-ranked running back on Scout, dished out the life-changing news just moments ago on his Twitter account.

TexasClemsonOhio State and Auburn are some additional schools that made a significant impression throughout the recruiting process, but it just wasn't enough to edge out the in-state Hurricanes, who now hold eight verbal commitments for the class of 2018.

Lingard is a north and south runner that does a good job of pumping his legs and fighting through initial contact to move the chains. This junior is equipped with intriguing measurables at tailback, and flashes outstanding vision and craftiness when operating with the football as well.

This is a hard-nosed ball carrier that has no problem putting his shoulder down and playing with physicality, so there's a good mixture of size and toughness with Lingard.

Lingard, who's also a state champion in the 110-meter hurdles, has racked up additional scholarship offers from AlabamaFlorida StateGeorgiaTennesseeMississippi, Florida and Notre Dame among many others.

You can also view Lingard's junior highlights in the video at the bottom of the page.

As always, stay tuned to Scout.

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