This has been a crazy week in monitoring Oklahoma State football recruiting as it seems running backs coach Marcus Arroyo and the recruiting staffs have zeroed in on running backs from Florida to Texas and points in between.
There have been six offers go out to running backs by our count this week, and the sixth today went to standout Travis Etienne of Jennings, La.
"I feel really good about it," Etienne said on Friday evening while waiting to run at a track meet. "I run the 100, 200, and the 4X100 relay." Once we heard all that we told Etienne thanks, and let him go as he was going to be a busy man in a matter of minutes.
He did explain how he ran up some really incredible numbers last season at Jennings. The 5-10, 190-pound Etienne, who on tape shows speed, strength, and some really good vision in running the football, had 2,938 rushing yards and 44 rushing touchdowns on 244 carries. He averaged 12.0 yards a carry and 267.1 yards per game last season.
"I had a really good offensive line in front of me," Etienne said. "They are really good at what they do."
The truth is so is Etienne. He has scholarship offers from Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Alabama, and Tulane.