In a significant move for Georgia football, they have successfully acquired Trevor Etienne, the top-ranked running back in the transfer portal. Etienne, formerly with the Florida Gators, has been a standout player in the transfer portal rankings, holding the eighth overall position. His impressive track record includes two seasons as a starter with the Gators, where he led the team in yards per game, touchdowns, and yards per carry during the 2023 season.
This transfer represents a major win for the Bulldogs and an excellent decision for Etienne, who aspires to become the lead back for a championship-caliber team. Georgia football has firmly established itself as a powerhouse program, consistently ranking among the top three nationally in both winning percentage and recruiting. Prior to their SEC Championship loss to Alabama, Georgia had an impressive 29-game winning streak and clinched back-to-back National Titles in 2021 and 2022.
During the challenging 2023 season for the Gators, Etienne showcased his skills by amassing 753 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging an impressive 5.7 yards per carry. He emerged as one of the few bright spots in Florida’s roster. Now, Etienne embarks on a new chapter with rival Georgia football, where he aims to compete on a larger stage, enhancing his draft prospects.
This decision represents a long-term commitment for Etienne, who had the option to remain at Florida as the primary running back or seek a new challenge. While Georgia offers the opportunity to compete in nearly every game and contend for championships, it also presents a valuable learning experience. Etienne will face off against some of the nation’s top defensive linemen in practice and may vie for the starting role against blue-chip players already integrated into Georgia football’s offense.