Marcus Carroll, First-Team All-Sun Belt RB at Georgia State, Transfers to Missouri

    Georgia State RB and first-team All-Sun Belt performer Marcus Carroll has announced his transfer destination, committing to the Missouri Tigers for 2024.

    A year after adding eventual star Cody Schrader as a transfer, the Missouri Tigers have won the commitment of former Georgia State running back Marcus Carroll through the transfer portal.

    Here’s what Carroll brings, and what his commitment means.

    Georgia State Transfer RB Marcus Carroll Commits to Missouri

    On Monday, Carroll announced on his social media a simple post that stated, “Found a new home!” with an image of him in a Missouri uniform. Carroll has indeed found a new home, joining the SEC’s Tigers officially following a not even a week-long portal trip.

    After entering the transfer portal a little less than a week ago, Carroll visited Missouri and spent the weekend in Columbia. That visit apparently went well, as Carroll has now committed to play for Eli Drinkwitz’s squad in 2024.

    Carroll initially joined the Georgia State Panthers as a three-star recruit in the 2020 class. He was a local product from Atlanta, Georgia.

    It took a couple of years for Carroll to earn his place in the offensive game plan, but once he did, he didn’t look back.

    Carroll ran for 622 yards and six touchdowns as a junior in 2022, and in 2023, Carroll rumbled for 1,350 yards and 13 touchdowns on 274 carries in a career-best season while also catching 23 passes for 234 yards.

    Carroll’s production in 2023 earned him first-team All-Sun Belt honors, and placed him on the 2024 NFL Draft radar. But now, Carroll will defer to the next cycle while trying to prove himself against high-level competition.

    At 5’10” and 210 pounds, Carroll is a dense, well-leveraged, and hard-charging runner whose frame density affords him natural contact balance at the first and second levels. Not only that, but he also has the explosiveness to sear through narrow lanes between the tackles.

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    With the news that Carroll, a proven workhorse back, is joining the Tigers, it’s reasonable to expect that a 2024 NFL Draft declaration from Cody Schrader could be on the horizon.

    In his second of just two seasons with the Tigers, Schrader led the SEC in rushing with 1,499 yards and 13 touchdowns on 247 carries.

    Schrader was a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award, and he won the Burlsworth Trophy, given to the best Division I player who started his career as a walk-on.

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