LSU Football: Tigers can’t miss on 2022 4-star RB

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When four-star running back Travis Etienne committed to Clemson over LSU football in early 2017, it stung…..a lot.

For starters, Etienne is from Jennings, LA, which is 90 minutes west of Baton Rouge. Losing an elite in-state player is never easy to swallow.

What really stung, however, was the way Etienne committed to Clemson.

Etienne appeared on KPLC in Louisiana just a few days before National Signing Day to announce his commitment.

And the words he used did not make LSU fans very happy.

“I’m taking my talents to the real Death Valley,” said Etienne while putting on a purple Clemson hat.

Etienne has gone on to have a tremendous career at Clemson, winning a national championship in 2018.

While the loss of Etienne certainly hurt, LSU has a chance to make up for missing on the dynamic running back.

LSU football needs to land four-star RB Trevor Etienne

2022 four-star running back Trevor Etienne, 5-foot-10/200 lbs, is the younger brother of Travis Etienne.

And he’s being heavily pursued by LSU, as well as Clemson and Georgia.

The younger Etienne is ranked as the No. 11 running back in the 2022 recruiting class. LSU doesn’t currently have a running back committed to its 2022 class.

Missing on Travis was bad enough, but missing on both Etienne brothers would be hard to get over for LSU fans.

So what kind of shot does LSU have to land Etienne?

Rivals recruiting analyst Mike Farrell noted late last year that the younger Etienne wants to make his own way, which seems to bode well for LSU’s chances.

Part of the reason that LSU missed on Travis was because they offered him late. They aren’t making that same mistake with Trevor. Ed Orgeron and his staff have made it clear they want Trevor in Baton Rouge.

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A lot can obviously change between now and when Etienne signs, but I really like LSU’s chances here.