The recruiting fallout from USC’s loss to North Carolina Saturday was immediate. Sunday morning RB Lovasea Carroll of IMG Academy in Florida and Warrenton, GA, who committed to the Gamecocks in early May, announced on Twitter a decommitment from the Gamecocks. Lovasea wrote that he will still consider USC but for now his recruiting is 100% open. Soon after his tweet, Lovasea announced he had received an offer from Florida State.
Lovasea now claims 14 offers including USC, Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Mississippi State. When he committed following a visit in early May, Carroll said one of the reasons he made his decision was the comfort level he felt with the Gamecocks.
“They want me at running back,” Carroll said. “They were telling me how they will need me because they are going to be short on running backs because most of their running backs are seniors, so I’ll be a good fit for them.”
Carroll rushed for 1446 yards and 9 touchdowns in his sophomore season. He was the Gamecocks’ only commitment for the 2021 class.
Here’s the Twitter post from Carroll: