Tulane picked up its second running back for the 2018 recruiting class when Cameron Carroll of Flowood (Mississippi) Northwest Rankin tweeted his commitment Monday morning.
Carroll, who had offers from Southern Miss and South Alabama, is a 5-foot-11, 220-pound New Orleans native with 928 yards on 122 carries through six games. His family moved to Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.
Carroll, unrated by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com, joins Amare Jones of Frisco (Texas) Heritage at a position that requires plenty of bodies in coach Willie Fritz’ run-heavy offense. Jones is a high school quarterback projected to play running back for Tulane.
The Green Wave’s two leading rushers, Dontrell Hilliard (342 yards, 59 carries) and Sherman Badie (155 yards, 20 carries), are seniors who will be gone after the season. The other scholarship running backs on the roster are sophomore Darius Bradwell (123 yards, 23 carries), freshman Stephon Huderson (44 yards, 11 carries), Texas Tech transfer Corey Dauphine, who is sitting out the season as per NCAA rules, and redshirt freshman Miles Strickland, who has not played yet while practicing sparingly because of injury.
Four of Tulane’s 15 commitments are from Mississippi, including Carroll’s Northwest Rankin teammate Nik Hogan, an offensive lineman.