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Florida added its 11th commit to the 2022 class as Trevor Etienne announced his commitment to the Gators at the U.S Army All-American Bowl Game on Saturday.  Etienne is the 183rd ranked player in the class per his composite ranking on 247Sports and is the No. 15 running back in the 2022 class. 

Etienne is a 5’9, 218 lb back whose frame is a problem for potential tacklers, especially in the secondary. New Florida head coach Billy Napier offered the Jennings, Louisiana native while he was coaching at Louisiana-Lafayette and continued to make him a priority upon accepting the job at Florida.

Etienne picked the Gators over LSU and Clemson, among many others. He is the younger brother of Jacksonville Jaguars RB Travis Etienne, who attended Clemson and was selected in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

This will add to the Gators’ backfield that consists of Nay’Quan Wright, Lorenzo Lingard, and Demarkcus Bowman as the team is expected to lose Dameon Pierce and Malik Davis to the NFL Draft. 

Etienne is a north-south runner that possesses excellent patience and vision behind the line of scrimmage. 

“I like what coach Napier is doing and his vision for the program,”  Etienne said. “I knew I wanted to commit at the game. So it’s kind of like a relief, really, and it’s a dream come true at the same time.”

Etienne is the first high school running back prospect to commit to Florida since Nay’Quan Wright committed back in the 2019 class on November 24th, 2018.  Demarkcus Bowman and Lorenzo Lingard both came from the transfer portal.

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