Rising running back Bryan Driskell (McKinney, Texas/Boyd) became one of only a small handful of backs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to surpass the 1,100-yard rushing mark over the weekend. After a 37-carry, 267-yard, four-touchdown performance, Driskell now has 1,116 yards and 12 touchdowns, and he’s averaging almost 8.5 yards per carry.
There’s a reason why the 5-foot-8, 180-pound running back has four offers and a ton of interest in the college football recruiting world. New Mexico, Air Force, Navy and Incarnate Word all have offered, and programs such as Iowa, Penn, Wake Forest, Houston and Baylor have been showing significant interest.
Since his sophomore year, Driskell has built a reputation of being a durable back who can put up gaudy numbers in the backfield. He rushed for 2,072 yards and 28 touchdowns as a junior.
Still, Driskell didn’t pick up his first offer until May, when Navy was the first to extend a scholarship. Driskell said he is still wide open with his process, and he’s also looking to impress more schools with what he does on the field.
“I am trying to show them that I can play with the best and succeed against the best,” Driskell said. “I want to show that size and ability don’t always coexist.”