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Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators received some good news on Friday as former 5-star prospect, Lorenzo Lingard has announced that he is cleared to play in 2020.

Lingard transferred to Florida after two seasons in Miami, though he didn’t appear in a single game in 2019. He has three years of eligibility remaining.

The Orange City, FL native was the No. 2 RB prospect in the nation in the 2018 recruiting cycle. He finished his freshman season with 136 yards on 17 carries (8.0 AVG) and two touchdowns.

The Gators are still waiting to see if fellow incoming transfers WR Justin Shorter (Penn State) and WR Jordan Pouncey (Texas) will be deemed eligible immediately as well.

Florida is scheduled to open the season September 5 with a home contest against Eastern Washington.

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