Carroll, who played at Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas in high school and was a freshman quarterback for Mississippi State, was released from his Miss. State scholarship 3 weeks ago, but took some time to think about where he'd like to play the final 2 years of his college career.
FIU starts the spring semester on Monday, Jan. 5 and Carroll along with new defensive end Thatcher Starling are expected to be at FIU and ready for the first day of class and off-season conditioning.
By NCAA transfer rules, Carroll will have to sit out the 2009 season and then be eligible to play in FIU Stadium for the 2010 season.
How's that for a main course, starvin' gpantera
Happy New Year, GPP Nation.
Vote for your FIU New Year's Resolution below.
FIUPantherFan: What about Gacesa, did he just sit out because of the back to back games?
GPP: Gacesa had the stomach flu against Fordham that's why he sat out, but he should be back for the next game on Saturday at Troy.
GPP: The official NFL injury report comes out later today. When I spoke to EM's cousin in Baltimore last week he said EM would do everything he can to play in the playoffs. When I have an update I'll post it on here.
So far a very close call in our last poll question regarding the improving health of FIU hoops starters. 39.5% of you good people have voted that FIU will be eliminated in the 1st round of the Sun Belt hoops tournament and 37.2% of you have voted that FIU reaches the Sun Belt semis. Keep voting, poll is still open.
We've reached another state in this great country of ours with the last question. An ambitious reader in Charleston, West Virginia voted that FIU hoops would win the Sun Belt and reach the Big Dance.
Here's the Big Scorecard:
GPP WORLDWIDE READERSHIP SCORECARD:
The GPP is now read in: 39 STATES: ALA, ARI, ARK, CA, COL, FLA, GA, HI, IDAHO, IL, IND, IOWA, KAN, KY, LA, MASS, MD, MICH, MIN, MISS, MO, NEB, NEV, NC, NJ, NY, OH, ORE, PA, RI, SC, TEN, TEX, UTAH, VA, VER, WASH, WEST VA., WISC.
23 COUNTRIES: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, U.S.A., Venezuela, Vietnam.
1 DISTRICT: Washington, D.C. and 1 TERRITORY: Puerto Rico.
What would be your New Year's Resolution for FIU sports: