Incarnate Word Offers Longview Safety Traveion Webster
Incarnate Word defensive backs coach Nicklas Debose alluded to a big recruiting day for his program Tuesday morning and it didn't take long for the Cardinals program to begin its attack on East Texas.
Longview senior safety Traveion Webster is the latest prospect on the Incarnate Word whiteboard. It's his seventh overall college football scholarship opportunity, his fourth from an NCAA Division I FCS university and his third from a Southland Conference school.
Webster (6-0, 202) announced the Incarnate Word offer through his personal Twitter account.
The Cardinals, in their eighth year of competitive football and their fourth season as a Division I program, finished the 2016 season with a 3-8 overall record and on a two-game winning streak. It was somewhat of a rebuilding year off a 6-5 record in 2015, which was the best the school has done since joining the Southland Conference three years ago.
Competition for Webster's service is particularly fierce among Southland schools. Central Arkansas wants the safety to join its team off a second-round playoff appearance and Stephen F. Austin possesses the close-to-home angle.
If Webster wants to play FCS ball outside of the Southland Conference, he has an offer from Missouri State out of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. That league is home to five-time defending national champion North Dakota State and several other strong contenders.
Webster also holds a Division I FBS offer from Louisiana-Monroe and Division II opportunities from Southeastern Oklahoma State and Missouri Southern.
Webster helped guide Longview to an 8-3 record this season, a share of the District 11-6A championship alongside John Tyler and a first-round playoff appearance. As a junior, he was part of a defense that took Longview to the regional championship game of the Class 5A Division I state playoffs.
Like all college football prospects that are currently seniors in high school, Webster will become eligible to sign with any school that offers him in February.