a 6-foot, 225-pounder with 4.61 speed, recorded 115 tackles his sophomore
season, but a torn meniscus at the beginning of last season kept him sidelined
before he could inflict any damage on opposing team's offenses.
rehabilitation from the injury has gone very well according to Ebner and now he
is ready to inflict some damage on the opposition next
really feel like I'm smarter than everyone else out there," said Ebner. "I
played on the offensive side of the ball most of my life, and my sophomore year
I just focused on defense. I think once you play on the offensive side of the
ball, you are able to read defenses much faster."
far Ebner has received an offer from Houston, where his father played, and his
eldest brother now plays. He said he has received letters from all over and that
he has talked with coaches from LSU, TCU, UCLA, Oklahoma State and Kansas State.
linebackers coach Bradley Dale Peveto has some ties to the Ebner family and is
handling the recruitment of the Texas product.
family knows coach (Bradley Dale) Peveto really well," said Ebner. "He's very
enthusiastic, and he likes to fish and hunt and a lot of other things that I
like to do. He's just a likeable guy."
has several other ties to LSU since his grandfather played ball for the Tigers
and some of his family members reside close to the LSU
where my mom grew up and I have a lot of family who live like 10 minutes from
campus," said Ebner.
just how interested is Ebner in playing for the Tigers?
haven't talked with coach Peveto since before last season started," said Ebner.
"I was at a camp in Houston after my sophomore season and I wasn't
even participating. He came up to me, introduced me to all the coaches and told
me he was going to sign me. I don't know if that was just part of his recruiting
thing or not, but that's what he told me. If they offer, I will be a
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Heading into this weekend, LSU does not have any public commitments for 2008 but that will change if Will Ebner out of Houston (Texas) Friendswood is offered a scholarship at junior day this weekend.
Talented linebacker will be at junior day.