Houston Baptist Offers Beckville Quarterback Trey Lindsay
Houston Baptist's football program reached into East Texas for a second consecutive day Wednesday and offered one of the region's best athletes across all major men's sports.
Beckville senior Trey Lindsay is the latest Huskies target and could be the program's quarterback of the future.
Lindsay (6-2, 165), who is celebrating his first NCAA Division I offer at large, led the Beckville's football team to a 6-4 record as a junior in its first year as a Class 3A Division II program. He also guided the school to the regional championship round of the Class 3A postseason as a pitcher and infielder.
As a sophomore, Lindsay quarterbacked Beckville to a regional semifinal appearance in the Class 2A Division I state playoffs with 1,359 passing yards and 13 touchdowns to three interceptions. He then helped the school to the Class 2A state baseball tournament.
Lindsay also plays as a guard on Beckville's basketball team.
Houston Baptist, which offered Jacksonville tight end Josh McDowell on Tuesday, is a program entering its fifth year of competition and fourth year as a member of the Division I ranks. The 2016 season was the program’s best to date and ended with a 4-7 record.
Head coach Vic Shealy is back for the 2017 campaign and owns an overall record of 11-29 as the Huskies’ only head coach.
Shealy was Kansas’ defensive coordinator prior to taking the Houston Baptist gig and also served as UNLV’s defensive coordinator from 2005 to 2008. He previously earned head coaching experience with Azusa Pacific in the mid 1990s and left on the heels of an NAIA national championship in 1998 for the defensive backs coaching job at Air Force.
Houston Baptist will have two East Texans on its 2017 roster in former two-way Gilmer star Nicholas Smith and Lufkin receiver Kyler Henson.
Smith, a collegiate defensive back, should be on the roster for the next two seasons whereas Henson will exhaust eligibility after the year.
Lindsay will become eligible to sign with any Division I program that offers him in December.