LSU football received a huge commitment recently when 2022 four-star running back TreVonte’ Citizen announced his intentions to play for the Tigers.
Citizen, 6-foot/217 lbs from Lake Charles, LA (Lake Charles College Prep), is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 11 running back in the country and the No. 10 player in Louisiana.
The Louisiana native committed to the Tigers over offers from Auburn, Michigan, Ole Miss, Texas, Texas A&M, and USC, among many others.
247Sports midland region recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks says Citizen is a “pure football player who projects to the Power Five level at running back with [the] potential to become an impact starter”.
LSU football is getting a selfless player in TreVonte Citizen
In addition to viewing Citizen as an impact starting running back in the SEC, Brooks also thinks the talented 2022 recruit could be a linebacker at the next level.
“Plays both ways as a running back and linebacker and produces solid numbers in each capacity,” says Brooks. “[His] profile would be great as an off-ball linebacker but physical tools definitely lean running back in the long term.”
Citizen totaled 66 tackles (including 5.5 for loss) as a junior last season.
Would Citizen be willing to play linebacker at the next level?
Well, that depends on whether or not the Tigers will need him to play linebacker.
“I never gave it much thought, but if they needed me to play there [at linebacker] I would,” said Citizen to 247Sports this week.
Citizen made sure to add, “But I don’t think coach [Kevin] Faulk would like that”.
I love this attitude from Citizen. It’s fairly obvious that he’s not going to LSU to play linebacker. And it doesn’t sound like it’s even being mentioned by the coaching staff.
But if that’s what the team needs, he’d be willing to do it.
That’s what makes a great college football player. The willingness to do whatever it takes to help the team.
It sounds LSU is getting a great one in TreVonte’ Citizen.