Barring any last minute defections, Clemson’s 14 member 2017 recruiting class is complete now with the commitment of RB Travis Etienne Jr. of Jennings, LA. Etienne rushed for nearly 3000 yards this past season and 43 touchdowns. He was a Texas A&M commitment at one point and also considered LSU and Tennessee.
“I’ll be taking my talents to the real Death Valley,” Etienne said in announcing his decision on a local TV station Thursday night. “The opportunities that God has blessed me with and just thinking outside the box and things I see around here all the time.”
The Tigers went back into the market for a running back in December following the decommitment of Cordarrion Richardson of Memphis. The looked over several options before zeroing in on Etienne who had not heard from Clemson prior to the first contact in December. He made his official visit last weekend.
“I feel just like I’m at home,” he said. “And I’ll be a perfect fit for the offense. With all the top guys they’ve had there at quarterback and receivers, spreading the ball out and won’t be one-dimensional. Things will be good in the future.”
Etienne also took official visits to Oregon and Tennessee and was scheduled to visit LSU this coming weekend.