Lingard, considered one of the top recruits in the country in 2018, never played much with the Hurricanes and was sidelined for most of his time in the program because of a knee injury.
He had 17 carries for 136 yards and two touchdowns as a true freshman, and he did not record a carry in the two games in which he played in 2019.
"I am truly blessed and thankful to be a Gator," Lingard said Friday on Twitter. "The people who made this possible have changed my life."
I am truly blessed and thankful to be a Gator. The people who made this possible have changed my life. I am ready to do whatever it takes to become the best gator as a team player and student athlete. I know my Dad is excited for this , i want to maximize everything pic.twitter.com/YZXSgHpUkz— Lorenzo Lingard JR (@d1champ99) January 3, 2020
Florida loses leading rusher Lamical Perine, so adding Lingard fills a major need. Lingard was rated the No. 4 running back in the country and No. 60 in the ESPN 300 out of Orange City, Florida, was a U.S. Army All-American and had 28 offers out of high school.