Another Georgia player is on the move, as freshman athlete Lovasea Carroll has entered the transfer portal.
The news was first reported with Seth Emerson of the Athletic and was confirmed by Matt Zenitz of On3.com.
An On3 Consensus four-star prospect out of Bradenton, Florida’s IMG Academy, Carroll was ranked as the nation’s No. 121 overall player, No. 4 athlete, and No. 18 prospect from the state of Florida in the 2021 cycle.
He featured in four games for the Bulldogs this past season, seeing action against UAB, Charleston Southern, Georgia Tech, and Vanderbilt.
For his Georgia career, he recorded three tackles and one pass breakup.
Carroll, a native of Warrenton, Georgia, was initially recruited as a running back before early enrolling and switching to cornerback during spring practice.
“LC (Lovasea Carroll) and Nyland (Green) are both in a growth process of learning. I think they are going to be good players. They are getting a lot of reps,” Kirby Smart said of him earlier this season.
Carroll held over twenty offers in high school, including from the likes of Alabama, South Carolina, LSU, Ohio State, and Miami.
The future of Georgia’s defensive backfield without Lovasea Carroll and others
With news that Jalen Kimber, Latavious Brini, Ameer Speed will all also transfer, as well as the departure of Lewis Cine for the NFL, expect the Bulldogs to be somewhat young in the secondary for the 2022 campaign.
Freshman signees Daylen Everette, Malaki Starks, Jaheim Singletary, Julian Humphrey, and JaCorey Thomas will all expect to be relied upon heavily for their contributions.
“We’re still lower than we’ve ever been in terms of defensive backs. We have more leaving than we have coming. We were already below, so if you have more leaving than you have coming, you’re actually net gain, so we’re still working on that defensive back position,” Smart said after signing day. “It’s a position that’s been tough for us this year because we’ve not been able to play dime packages, we’ve not been able to do some of the things we’ve wanted to do, put six DBs on the field. I am really proud of the DBs in this class that we have, but we’re not anywhere near where we used to be. I think there are seven that have left since the last year, then you throw in the seniors, those core Georgia guys that have been here forever and they’re all finishing. When you add those seven plus four or five, that’s a one-year window of 14 to 15 guys. In my mind, we’re still short numbers of scholarship players.”
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