Second-year running back who will miss spring drills while recovering from surgery to repair an ACL injury.
2016: Redshirted in his true freshmen season after enrolling in January... injured in practice late in the year and underwent knee surgery in December.
HIGH SCHOOL: Running back who graduated from Northern Guilford High School in Greensboro, N.C. midyear and enrolled at South Carolina in January 2016... played for head coach Johnny Roscoe... rushed for 2,091 yards and 23 touchdowns for Northern Guilford in his senior season, averaging more than seven yards per carry and nearly 150 yards per game... in four playoff games, he averaged 265 rushing yards... the Nighthawks went 10-5 and reached the state Class 3AA semifinals... rated a three-star prospect, the 30th-best player in the state of North Carolina and the No. 31 running back in the country by Rivals... considered a three-star prospect and the No. 36 running back in the nation by 247Sports Composite... ESPN gave him a three-star rating and considered him the 28th-best player in the state and the No. 53 running back in the country... rated a four-star prospect and an All-Atlantic Region pick by PrepStar.
PERSONAL: C.J. Freeman is a sport and entertainment management major.