NACOGDOCHES – Sophomore running back Cornell Tarrant has joined the Lumberjack football team Stephen F. Austin head coach J.C. Harper announced Thursday morning. Tarrant has spent the past two seasons in College Station, Texas, with the Texas A&M Aggies.
“What we have been able to see of him is that he is a really great athlete,” said Harper. “He’s got great feet and has the ability to make plays. But most importantly, he is a quality individual with a lot of character. I think he is going to be able to come in here and really help our football team.”
Following a redshirt season in 2006, Tarrant played in seven games for the Aggies last year. He carried the ball 12 times for 94 yards, averaging close to 8.0 yards per carry.
Tarrant was one of the nation’s top running backs in the 2006 recruiting class. Listed among the Dallas Morning News Texas Top 100, Tarrant was considered the 39th-best running back in the country according to Rivals.com.
Tarrant will have three years of eligibility remaining at SFA.