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2025 3-Star DB Sammy Etienne References Common Theme About Why West Virginia



WVU Football DB commit Sammy Etienne

It didn’t take long for Sammy Etienne to be convinced West Virginia is the right place for him. Just a little over a month after earning an offer from WVU, Etinne, a Florida based defensive back, committed to become a Mountaineer.

Etienne (6-foot-1, 180-pounds) picked the Mountaineers over Big 12 foe Kansas State, a school he also recently visited. In addition to the two Big 12 programs, Etinne also had offers from schools like Colorado, Connecticut, USF and several others.

WVU Football Gains Commitment of 2025 3-Star DB Over Another Big 12 School

WV Sports Now asked Etinne what separated WVU from the others. ‘The staff and the players just really made me feel like home,” said Etinne about why WVU won his commitment. Etinne’s comments are common for most recruits who get to know the WVU staff – it’s their goal to sell a family atmosphere to players.

Etinne, who currently attends Auburndale High School in Auburndale, Fla. as a 2025 prospect, wasn’t offered by WVU until May of this year, making his successful recruitment a quick process. He carries a three-star rating from 247 Sports.

West Virginia sees Etinne as a cornerback due to his athleticism.

Etienne recorded 59 tackles and an interception during the 2023 season while also experiencing time on offense as a wide receiver.

Sammy Etienne is now the fourth defensive back to commit to West Virginia, joining Dutch Fork, Elgin Sessions,  Terrance “Deuce” Edwards and West Virginia native Zah Jackson.

Click here for the rest of WV Sports Now’s coverage of WVU football recruiting.

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