Updated: Jan 13, 2022
After announcing he would be decommitting from LSU on November 28th, there has been speculation on where the 4 star TreVonte’ Citizen would be headed for the next phase of his football career. Citizen is an elite running back prospect with electric speed and tackle breaking ability. Coming out of Lake Charles College Prep, Citizen committed to LSU under the Ed Orgeron regime, but mostly due to the influence and recruiting of newly minted College Football Hall of Famer Kevin Faulk. LSU has since fired Orgeron, and hired former Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly. It was announced in December that Faulk would not be staying on at LSU under Coach Kelly. Citizen still has at least a social media connection with Faulk as he recently retweeted a Kevin Faulk interview just yesterday. Noticeably, even though Citizen decommitted from LSU, LSU still remains in his Top 8.
Surprisingly to some, Grambling State University now led by Head Coach Hue Jackson, has also been included in the final 8 schools being considered by Citizen. Citizen is the 9th rated running back in the nation, and the #2 rated running back in the state of Louisiana only behind Istrouma’s Le’Veon Moss. If Coach Jackson were able to obtain the services of Citizen, the news would rival Jackson State’s acquisition of 5 Star DB/WR Travis Hunter and 4 Star WR Kevin Coleman. Coach Jackson has already earned a huge commitment from Nebraska transfer Maurice Washington, so with the addition of Citizen, Grambling would instantly contend for the title of best backfield in all of Black College Football.
Citizen also played linebacker in high school and the possibility of playing both ways under Coach Hue Jackson could separate Grambling‘s offer from other schools. This was one of the possibilities presented by Coach Sanders in his recruitment of Travis Hunter, another phenomenal two-way star. Grambling will have some stiff competition as Auburn, Nebraska, USC, Florida, Miami, Michigan State, and the aforementioned LSU are all included in the Top 8 as well. This will be a very interesting story to follow over the course of the next few weeks.
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