USC’s recruiting efforts with OT Caleb Etienne (6-9 335) of Butler County JC, KS, led by offensive line coach Eric Wolford, remains in high gear. Etienne has been at his home in New Orleans throughout the pandemic and is returning to Kansas the end of this week. There will be no football for him this season, but he will stay in school into the spring and play then. All the while, he’s been communicating every day with Wolford.
“They just been keeping in contact with me, just letting me know what’s been going on with them,” Etienne said. “Everything has been good with them. He’s trying to get me to come on a visit soon whenever they are able to let people start taking visits.”
Wolford has a pair of juniors as his projected starting tackles this season, so he faces the prospect of losing both to the NFL in the spring. That’s a message he’s been delivering to Etienne who is rated the #2 junior college offensive tackle in the country by 247Sports.
“If I come there, right away I’d be a starter,” Etienne said. “I think two tackles or something are leaving.”
Etienne has a top six of USC, Houston, Oregon, Texas Tech, Mississippi State and Oklahoma State. He said he also talks to Houston every day and has a good relationship with that staff.
The next step for Etienne will be naming a top three and a commitment date. He’s not yet sure when he will release that information.