Florida offers former Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun DB in transfer portal

When Florida hired Billy Napier to take over the football program in November of 2021, the new head coach brought with him a pair of studs from the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns through the transfer portal who were critical to the Gators’ gridiron efforts during the 2022 season.

Between running back Montrell Johnson along with offensive lineman and second-round NFL draft pick O'Cyrus Torrence, the Orange and Blue benefitted greatly from that talent pipeline. It appears that connection could once again bear fruit as Napier and Co. recently offered defensive back Trenayvian Amos, a rising redshirt junior who saw significant playing time during his three years in the bayou.

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The 6-foot-1-inch, 197-pound defender recorded 59 total tackles (46 solo, 13 assisted), including 2.5 for a loss, an interception, a forced fumble and 13 passes defended over 30 collegiate games. Amos saw his production increase meteorically in 2022, amassing 26 solo and nine assisted tackles (including one for a loss) plus eight passes defended.

After tweeting that he had entered the portal on Monday night, the former Ragin Cajun quickly received scholarship offers from the Alabama Crimson Tide, LSU Tigers, Miami Hurricanes, Michigan State Spartans and Ole Miss Rebels. While Napier has mentioned his desire to bolster the defensive backfield, it remains to be seen if Amos’ experience on the outside fills the role when the team is looking more for someone at the safety position.

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