Henderson’s Trestan Ebner Offered By Illinois
Henderson junior receiver Trestan Ebner has picked up his fourth Division I FBS offer, and it came from Illinois.
Ebner (5-11, 180), an SMU commit, announced the news via Twitter on Monday evening.
In addition to Illinois and SMU, Ebner holds offers from Arkansas and Kansas.
Illinois, a member of the Big Ten, handed its first offer to a East Texas recruit in the 2017 with Ebner. The Fighting Illini, who hired East Texas native Lovie Smith as their new head coach earlier this year, finished 2015 with a 5-7 overall record and a 2-6 mark in conference play.
Smith, who led the Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl appearance during the 2006 season, was a three-time state champion as a player at Big Sandy High School from 1973-75.
Ebner helped Henderson to a 7-3 finish in 2015. The Lions missed out on the playoffs despite tying for the final playoff berth out of District 9-4A Division I, but ended the regular season with a 30-10 win over the league’s first-place finisher, Kilgore.
Henderson will once again compete in 9-4A D-I on 2016, along with Bullard, Carthage, Center, Chapel HIll, Kilgore, and Palestine.
Ebner, like all current junior prospects, can officially sign with the college of their choosing on Feb. 1, 2017.
2017 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Judah Bell, Tyler Bishop Gorman, WR, 6-3, 180 — offers from Bowling Green, Houston, Kansas, Navy, SMU, ULL, UTSA (7)
- Lagaryonn Carson, Liberty-Eylau, DE, 6-4, 261 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, North Texas, Oklahoma, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M (9)
- Trestan Ebner, Henderson, WR, 5-11, 180 — committed to SMU; additional offers from Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas (4)
- Montrell Estell, Hooks, WR, 6-2, 180 — offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Kansas, Notre Dame, SMU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech, Tulane (11)
- Octavius Evans, Center, WR, 6-2, 186 — offers from Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Texas State, ULL (6)
- Jordan Johnson, Hooks, ATH, 6-0, 195 — offer from Air Force (1)
- Kayce Medlock, Arp, ATH, 5-9, 186 — offers from SMU, Tulane, ULL (3)
- Damion Miller, John Tyler, WR, 6-1, 189 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Houston, Kansas, North Texas, Oklahoma State; Ole Miss; SMU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (9)
- LaMarcus Morton, Gilmer, WR, 6-2, 175 — offer from Arkansas State, Tulsa, ULL, ULM (4)
- Javontavius Mosley, John Tyler, CB, 6-1, 170 — offers from Houston, SMU, Texas State, ULL, UTSA (5)
- Dhailon Phillips, Lufkin, WR, 6-3, 195 — offer from Texas State (1)
- Kordell Rodgers, Lufkin, QB/ATH, 5-10, 165 — offer from Texas State (1)
- Bryson Smith, John Tyler, QB/ATH, 5-11, 160 — offers from Bowling Green, Houston, New Mexico, North Texas, SMU, Texas State, ULL (7)
- Major Tennison, Bullard, TE, 6-6, 248 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas Tech (9)
- Josh Thompson, Nacogdoches, CB, 6-0, 180 — offered by SMU (1)