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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Bryan Driskell commits to Air Force

By Damon Sayles

Bryan Driskell (McKinney, Texas/Boyd) rushed for nearly 5,300 yards and 61 touchdowns for his high school varsity career. If there’s one thing the speedy running back knows, it’s how to gain yards on the ground.

Driskell decided to take his talents to a place that specializes in running the ball Wednesday night. Driskell verbally committed to Air Force and became the seventh Texan to commit to the Falcons in the 2013 recruiting class. He is the Falcons’ 22nd commitment overall.

“It feels amazing,” said Driskell, now a shade under 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds. “After all the hard work you put in over the years, and then being able to commit to the college you wanted to go to, it’s a good feeling. Knowing my parents won’t have to pay for college, it’s a huge blessing.”

Driskell was recruited by offensive coordinator Blane Morgan. He will join a program that gained more than 75 percent of its yards on the ground. Air Force had 16 players carry the ball for a combined 3,945 yards and 37 touchdowns.

Driskell rushed for 1,882 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior. His best season came as a junior, when he rushed for 2,072 yards and 28 touchdowns. His sophomore season was comparable to many upperclassmen, as he compiled 1,321 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.

What should we expect from Driskell in a Falcons uniform?

“A lot of records will be broken,” Driskell said.

Driskell had additional offers from Navy, New Mexico and Incarnate Word. Abilene Christian and Stephen F. Austin were showing heavy interest. Driskell said he will take an official visit to Air Force the weekend of Jan. 11.