The Texas A&M Aggies picked up a commitment from running back Travis Etienne, a 5'11", 199-pound running back from Jennings, La., on Saturday.
Etienne, a 3-star prospect according to 247Sports, had several SEC offers including Alabama and Tennessee.
As a junior in 2015, Etienne rushed for 2,952 yards and 43 touchdowns, en route to being named the LSWA Class 3A Offensive MVP. Etienne also had three receiving touchdowns and four returns for scores to reach the 50-touchdown mark. Surprisingly, as interest in Etienne grew, the LSU Tigers weren't among his offers, although they are still showing interest in him
Etienne is a big addition for head coach Kevin Sumlin and the Aggies. A&M has several young running backs on the roster, but no clear-cut starter. Etienne has excellent size in addition to his blazing speed. He's been timed as fast as 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash, per Andrew Lopez of The Times-Picayune.
Etienne's addition to the Class of 2017 continues the positive momentum on the recruiting trail for Texas A&M, as the Aggies now have six verbal commitments in the last month.
Now, Sumlin needs to find—and keep—a talented quarterback prospect.