SFA Offers Gilmer’s Kollin Hurt + Longview’s Traveion Webster
Safety was Stephen F. Austin's priority Thursday.
The local college reached out to Gilmer safety Kollin Hurt and Longview safety Traveion Webster during the day and presented both players football scholarship opportunities. Both rising seniors first announced their offers through their personal Twitter accounts.
Hurt (6-3, 175) -- who picked up an offer from UTSA on Wednesday as one of three other Division I choices -- led the region in interceptions last season with 11 through a 15-game campaign.
Gilmer extended what was a 16-game winning streak at the end of the 2014 season to 31 games before being knocked out by Celina in the Class 4A Division II semifinal round.
Webster (6-1, 197) finished a 14-game junior year with 88 tackles, one interception, four passes broken up and a forced fumble in a run to the Class 5A Division I, Region II championship game.
Longview tied for a share of the District 15-5A crown alongside Marshall and Texas High in the process and closed the 2015 season with an 11-3 record overall.
Webster holds other offers from Central Arkansas and Louisiana-Monroe.
Aside from Hurt and Webster, Stephen F. Austin has standing offers out for five other local players. One of those is Gilmer receiver LaMarcus Morton.
Second-year coach Clint Conque guided the Lumberjacks to a 4-7 record last season, but the team seemed to turn a corner after the midway mark of the campaign by winning four of its final six games toward a 4-5 Southland Conference record.
One of Stephen F. Austin’s losses came against TCU, which was the No. 3 team nationally in the FBS at the time.
Conque guided the ‘Jacks to an FCS playoff appearance in 2014.
Stephen F. Austin successfully landed Brownsboro athlete Tamrick Pace, Tyler Lee quarterback Zach Hall and Nacogdoches receiver Alex Gregory last February. Pittsburg linebacker Fre'Zarian Harrison committed to the program as a late addition in April.
Hurt and Webster, like all high school football prospects entering their senior year, will become eligible to sign with any program that offers them on Feb. 1, 2016.