Trevor Etienne commits to Florida over Clemson and LSU

The Florida Gators picked up a big commitment on Saturday during the All-American Bowl from an out of state prospect.

Running back Trevor Etienne (5-9, 218, Jennings, LA. High) committed to Florida over Clemson and LSU during the game on national TV.

“For the next three to four years I will be attending [Etienne put on a Gators hat],” Etienne said.

Etienne was one of the first prospects to receive a visit from head coach Billy Napier and his staff during the contact period and they shared how the running back would fit into the offense.

“He said I’m a great back in the type of offense he wants to run,” he said on the message from Napier on Monday. “He says that I can help the team out in so many different ways. He said they want to have three backs in his offense to stay fresh and healthy.”

The running back had a previous relationship with Napier and running backs coach Jabbar Juluke and that really helped Florida stay in the mix during the coaching change.

“Yeah, it provided a little comfort,” Etienne said on if his relationship with Napier helps Florida stay high for him. “I’m not going in there blind wondering who the coach is going to be so knowing him, is just one less thing that I have to worry about.”

Etienne is the 10th commit in the Class of 2022 and is the first running back to commit to Napier and the coaching staff.

The running back plans to visit Gainesville on January 14th for his official visit to Florida.

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.