Rumor: Colorado football looking at Travis Etienne's brother in transfer portal

According to one source, Coach Prime's Colorado football program is looking at Travis Etienne's brother in the transfer portal.

Nov 11, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA;  Florida Gators running back Trevor Etienne (7) rushes in
Nov 11, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; Florida Gators running back Trevor Etienne (7) rushes in / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
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According to one source on X, Coach Prime's Colorado football program is looking at Trevor Etienne, the younger brother of Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne, as a potential transfer portal option in the backfield.

"The #1 RB in the Transfer Portal just entered yesterday, and has already received interest from around the country," Blue Bloods Bias posted. "Trevor Etienne was a short-yardage workhorse at Florida in 2023, & is the brother of NFL Star Travis Etienne. Here are the Top 6 schools with MUTUAL interest in Etienne: Colorado Buffaloes, Ohio State Buckeyes, Georgia Bulldogs, LSU Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, (and) Clemson Tigers. The RB is expected to receive $300K in NIL opportunities for his transfer."

Interestingly enough, Travis tweeted on September 2 during Colorado's season-opening 45-42 upset win over TCU that his younger brother "might need to go play for Prime," though he followed up by saying, "Issa joke."

Coach Prime's recent comments about Colorado football not being an ATM makes Trevor Etienne pursuit perplexing

Coach Prime recently called out those who want to extract NIL earnings from the University of Colorado's NIL collective like one at an ATM.

“We’re not an ATM — that’s not going to happen here,” Deion Sanders said during a November 21 presser. “If you come to Colorado to play football for me and the Colorado Buffaloes, it’s because you really want to play football and receive a wonderful education, and all the business stuff will be handled on the back end if that’s the case. But we are not an ATM.”

That's what makes the Etienne pursuit such a puzzling one.

Coach Prime did later plead for his donors to put up the necessary funds to help him bring on top recruits, and was later called hypocritical for it. Perhaps Sanders is playing both sides of the coin -- slamming the NIL system if it fails him only to secretly play ball in negotiations. This Etienne pursuit would make sense in that context.