#STRecruiting: Etienne holding steady with his six finalists

Caleb Etienne

OL Caleb Etienne (6-9 335) of Butler County JC, KS has had little movement in his recruiting since naming a final six of USC, Houston, Oregon, Texas Tech, Mississippi State and Oklahoma State. He is back at the junior college and about to start practice for a season that won’t be played until the spring. He said his top six are keeping in regular contact. From USC, that means Will Muschamp and offensive line coach Eric Wolford.

“Right now, just been letting every flow still, just checking out everything, nothing has changed in my top six,” Etienne said.  “That’s what I’m aiming out right now.  Still talking to all the schools and staying in contact with everybody.  Coach Wolford, we talk every week.  And Coach Muschamp texts me, my DMs and messages, sending me motivational quotes.” 

Etienne eventually plans to cut his list in half and go from there with his decision. That next step won’t be an easy one for him.

“It’s really hard, everybody is trying, everybody is in the same boat,” Etienne said.  “That’s why I really can’t tell.  I’m feeling good about  South Carolina.  I feel like they want me, they want me bad.  I’m going to keep on working and hopefully everything will work for the best.  I might go there, I don’t know.”

What’s making the process even more difficult for Etienne is the inability to take official visits.

“That’s what I really wanted to do first, take some officials, and then I’d be ready to have my final decision,” he said.  “I haven’t really been on any visits.  I’ve been doing virtual visits.”

Etienne is a native of New Orleans. He committed to Ole Miss in high school but ended up signing with Nichols State before enrolling at Fort Scott JC in Kansas.

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