A four-year starting running back at St. Augustine who is touted as one of the most highly recruited players ever to come out of Louisiana ... Possesses an amazing blend of size, strength and speed ... Regarded as the No. 1 player in the nation, regardless of position, by the 247Sports composite rankings ... Named the USA Today National Offensive Player of the Year and a member of the All-USA First Team ... Is the fifth USA Today Offensive Player of the Year from Louisiana, joining Josh Booty, Travis Minor, Brock Berlin and Ryan Perrilloux ... Selected to the prestigious Parade All-America First Team ... Awarded the 2013 and 2014 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year awards, the first player in Louisiana history to win it twice ... Finished his high school career with 7,619 rushing yards and 88 rushing touchdowns ... Ran for 1,792 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior and added 45 receptions for 745 yards and six scores ... Produced 2,135 rushing yards and 31 TDs as a junior ... Led his team to a 9-2 record and an appearance in the Division I semifinal game as a senior ... A unanimous five-star prospect by every recruiting site ... Listed as the No. 1 overall prospect in the nation by ESPN.com and Scout.com ... Ranked the No. 2 overall player by 247Sports.com and No. 4 by Rivals.com ... Unanimous No. 1 running back nationally by all recruiting sites ... Participant in the Under Armour All-American game where he caught a 36-yard touchdown pass and rushed for 43 yards on nine carries ... Named 2013 Mr. Football by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Named the LFCA Class 5A Offensive Most Valuable Player as a senior ... Four-time All-District selection ... LFCA Class 4A First-Team All-State honoree as a junior ... Member of the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen ... Listed as a MaxPreps First-Team All-American ... Coached by Cyril Crutchfield.
Parents are Leonard and Lory Fournette ... Born Jan. 18, 1995.