Clemson’s last commitment in the class of 2017, he committed on Jan. 26 and signed just six days later ... top-125 prospect by ESPN, he ranks No. 114 overall, is the No. 13 running back and No. 4 player in the state of Louisiana ... No. 8 prospect in the state by 247 Sports ... helped Jennings High to an 11-2 record in 2016 and third round of the state playoffs ... had incredible senior year, rushing for 2,459 yards on just 211 attempts, an 11.7 yards per rush figure ... had 35 rushing touchdowns and 39 total touchdowns ... had two receiving and two on kickoff returns ... produced 100-yard games 12 out of 13 contests … that includes six games with at least 200 rushing yards … had at least one touchdown in every game and multiple touchdowns in 10 games ... had season-high 18 rushes for 283 yards and three scores against Iota High School ... averaged 22 yards per rush and scored five touchdowns against Brusly High in a state playoff game ... averaged 40 yards per kickoff return on just six attempts for the year ... had 2,799 all-purpose yards as a senior and 39 touchdowns for 222 total points ... as a junior, had 2,938 rushing yards over just 11 games, 267 per game ... had 42 touchdowns ... added five catches for 134 yards, a 27-yard average ... had 11 kickoff returns for 342 yards as well ... for his career, had 7,518 rushing yards in 42 games, 179 per game ... had 103 rushing touchdowns … added 18 receptions for 421 yards for his career ... had 22 kickoff returns for 822 yards, a 37-yard average … had 115 total touchdowns and 8,864 total yards … played for Rusty Phelps at Jennings High ... three-time all-district three years and All-Parish performer ... allstate in 2015 and state AAA MVP in 2015 … first-team All-Southwest Louisiana in 2015 and 2016, first-team All-Louisiana Coaches Association in 2015 and firstteam All-USA Today Louisiana in 2015 ... his college decision came down to Clemson, LSU, Texas A&M and Tennessee ... first Clemson signee from Louisiana since Nick Watkins in 2003 ... wore #8 at Jennings in football and #13 in basketball ... recruited by Tony Elliott.
Mickey Plyler on Etienne: Etienne is a special talent. He played in a wing-t offense like Wayne Gallman and runs a little like Gallman. He has great vision like James Davis, but with more top end speed. He rushed for over 5,000 yards and 78 touchdowns the last two seasons. Clemson wasn't recruiting him until Alabama turned the Tigers on to him and Clemson fell in love with him. He is a former A&M commit, but Clemson went into Louisiana and beat LSU on the best back in the state. Depth is an issue at running back so Etienne may get a long look in the fall.
Reminds Plyler of: James Davis
Clemson offered on 1/12/17.