Former USC commitment RB Lovasea Carroll of Warrenton, GA and IMG Academy in Florida is ready to dance the dance again with the Gamecocks. He committed last May and then decommitted the day after the Gamecocks loss to North Carolina. There wasn’t much contact between the two for the next three months, but conversations resumed in January and remain regular to this day.
“I talk to Coach (Will) Muschamp a lot,” Carroll said. “He sends me a quote everyday and we’ll talk almost twice a week, or I’ll talk to Coach Mike (Bobo). We talk about like how I’m a priority for them and they would love to have me.”
There have been significant changes on the Gamecock offense since Carroll’s initial commitment. Thomas Brown no longer is running backs coach, Bobby Bentley is back coaching running backs and Bobo is the new offensive coordinator. The changes are something Carroll said he’ll have to sort thru.
“I feel like this was a big move and I really hadn’t flipped thru it yet,” Carroll said. “I’m going to go on my visit and I hope I get more Intel on it and stuff like that.”
Carroll’s only unofficial visit thus far this year was to Florida. He goes on spring break next week and he plans to see USC, Georgia and Auburn. He has set official visits with USC April 3rd, Auburn in April and Tennessee June 5th. He also plans to take officials to Georgia and Florida. Right now, Carroll said Florida is the team to beat.
“I’ve visited there a lot and visited there recently,” Carroll said. “I feel like I can come there and play early.”
Carroll missed much of his junior season with a shoulder injury which he said is fine now. The year before he rushed for nearly 1500 yards.