Former Cardinal running back LJ Scott announced via Instagram after the regular season concluded that he would finish out his collegiate career elsewhere. He did not announce where that would be, but it looks like we now have that answered.
Scott himself confirmed this via his Twitter account.
Thank God For Finding Me A New Home♥ https://t.co/ItXtExAWxm— Lj Scott II (@ljscII_27) January 22, 2017
LJ came to the Cardinals from Marion, OH, and was a composite 3-star recruit as a part of Louisville’s 2014 class. After being injured for the majority of 2016, Scott only carried the ball 3 times for 15 yards. For his career, Scott carried the ball on 71 attempts for 396 yards and four touchdowns. He also hauled in 18 receptions for 173 yards and one touchdown. Since he is transferring to the lower level FCS, he’ll be eligible to play this upcoming season. He will have one season of eligibility remaining, unless granted a medical redshirt, in which he’ll have two seasons left.
With the departure of LJ, and Brandon Radcliff to graduation, the Cards will look to Jeremy Smith and Malik Williams to take the lion’s share of carries in 2017. The Cards also have a commitment from a composite 4-star running back in Colin Wilson. The best news for 2017’s ground game, however, is the return of last year’s leading rusher and Heisman Winner Lamar Jackson.
Best of luck to LJ going forward, and here’s to hoping he rushes for 150 yards and four touchdowns on September 9th.