Texas A&M lands commitment from running back Travis Etienne
Texas A&M may have just landed its next running back as the Aggies gained a commitment from Travis Etienne. A&M landed Etinenne’s commitment during the weekend’s barbecue recruiting event.
Head coach Kevin Sumlin announced the news, without officially announcing it due to NCAA rules:
— Kevin Sumlin (@CoachSumlin) June 11, 2016
Which was followed up by this tweet by Billy Luicci announcing the news of the commitment:
First commit of the day for Aggies is 5-11, 200-pound speed merchant Travis Etienne of Jennings, LA. Ran for nearly 3,000 yards in '15
— Billy Liucci (@billyliucci) June 11, 2016
The 5-foot-11, 199-pound Etienne is currently ranked as a four-star prospect, the No. 19 running back prospect and the No. 7 overall prospect from the state of Louisiana according to 247Sports. Etienne chose the Aggies despite holding offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Virginia Tech among others.
As a high school junior, Etienne ran for 2,918 yards and 47 touchdowns in only 11 games. With his commitment, the Aggies now have 11 total pledges for the 2017 recruiting class.
Check out Etienne’s highlight reel and see the Louisiana running back make a mockery of high school defenses: