*From Troy Media Relations*
TROY, Ala. – Troy football head coach Larry Blakeney announced Tuesday afternoon the addition of former Auburn safety Enrique Florence to the Troy roster. Florence reported to campus Tuesday and will join the Trojans for fall camp.
“We are pleased that Erique has decided to come to Troy,” Blakeney said. “We have had success in the past with young men who have needed an opportunity to continue their playing career and education. I personally visited with Erique and his mother Chyristal, and I really think he is a young man who deserves that opportunity.”
Florence was rated as the No. 4 safety by ESPN.com/Scouts Inc. and the No. 52 player overall on the ESPNU 150 coming out of Valley High School in 2011. Rivals.com named him the No. 3 safety in the country, the No. 3 player in the state of Alabama and the No. 69 player in the country.
Florence was invited to play in the 2011 Under Armour All-America Game where he intercepted a pass. He was ranked third on the Birmingham News’ Super Seniors list and fifth on the Mobile Press-Register’s Elite 18.
The 6-foot-1, 182-pound junior played in 13 games at Auburn in 2011 and led all true freshmen with 23 tackles. Florence also had a tackle for loss, a sack, one forced fumble and a pass break up during his rookie campaign with the Tigers. Last season, he played in seven games and made eight tackles with one for a loss.