Trestan Ebner Gets Offer From Mississippi State
Trestan Ebner's portfolio of football scholarship opportunities has become decidedly more SEC flavored in recent days.
As of Wednesday, thanks to an offer from Mississippi State, the Henderson receiver now has four options out of the Southeastern Conference. You can be sure the quartet's league rivals are tracking the moves closely.
Ebner (5-11, 180) reported his latest offer through his personal Twitter account.
The Bulldogs program followed Arkansas, Missouri and Ole Miss into the 2017 prospect's thought process. He has 12 additional offers from Arkansas State, Colorado State, Houston, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, North Texas, SMU, Syracuse, TCU, UTSA and Tulsa to lead all local junior prospects in sheer volume of FBS offers.
Ebner helped Henderson to a 7-3 finish in 2015, but his squad missed the playoffs due to the combination of games it lost within District 9-4A Division I. However, Henderson closed the year with a bang by defeating a Kilgore team that had already clinched the league championship.
Mississippi State posted an 8-4 regular season record last year and only lost to opponents ranked 14th or higher in the Associated Press' weekly polls. It then thoroughly defeated North Carolina State in the Belk Bowl to finish the campaign.
Dan Mullen is starting his eighth year as head coach in Starkville, Miss. His Bulldogs teams have finished seasons ranked two times and have reached bowl games six times.
Mullen has not endured a losing season since his first year in 2009 -- a 5-7 record -- and that followed a 4-8 season in 2008 under Sylvester Croom.
Mississippi State is a year removed from a 10-2 regular season with three wins against top 10 teams.
As far as professional potential, Mullen's staff has produced seven first or second-rounders in the NFL Draft. Twenty players have been selected through the draft's seven rounds in total since Mullen coached his first Bulldogs team.
Quarterback Dak Prescott was selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft last month, presumably as a long-term option to ultimately succeed Tony Romo. Defensive linemen Chris Jones and Will Redmond went earlier in the draft to the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, respectively.
Ebner, like all high school football prospects currently in their junior year, will become eligible to sign with any program that offers him in February.
2017 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Judah Bell, Tyler Bishop Gorman, WR, 6-3, 180 — offers from Bowling Green, Coastal Carolina, Houston, Kansas, Memphis, Navy, North Texas, SMU, ULL, ULM, UTSA, Wyoming (12)
- Noah Bush, Athens, LB, 6-2, 225 — offer from Army (1)
- 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 — offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Colorado State, Houston, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Texas, Ole Miss, SMU, Syracuse, UTSA, TCU, Tulsa (16)
- Montrell Estell, Hooks, WR/DB, 6-2, 180 — offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Kansas, Notre Dame, SMU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech, Tulane (12)
- Octavius Evans, Center, WR, 6-2, 186 — offers from Indiana, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Texas State, ULL (7)
- Ted Fuller, Harleton, RB, 5-11, 195 — offer from ULM (1)
- Austin Hawley, Gladewater, DB, 6-1, 200 — offer from ULM (1)
- Kollin Hurt, Gilmer, DB, 6-3, 175 — offer from ULM (1)
- Jordan Johnson, Hooks, ATH, 6-0, 195 — committed to Air Force (1)
- Kayce Medlock, Arp, ATH, 5-9, 186 — offers from Army, Colorado, Navy, SMU, Tulane, ULL (6)
- Damion Miller, John Tyler, WR, 6-1, 189 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Baylor, Houston, Kansas, Missouri, North Texas, Oklahoma State; Ole Miss; SMU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (11)
- LaMarcus Morton, Gilmer, WR, 6-2, 175 — offers from Arkansas State, Colorado State, Indiana, Texas Tech, Tulsa, ULL, ULM, UTSA (8)
- Javontavius Mosley, John Tyler, CB, 6-1, 170 — offers from Arkansas State, Houston, North Texas, SMU, Texas State, ULL, ULM, UTSA (8)
- Dhailon Phillips, Lufkin, WR, 6-3, 195 — offer from Texas State (1)
- Kordell Rodgers, Lufkin, QB/ATH, 5-10, 165 — offers from Texas State, ULM (2)
- Bryson Smith, John Tyler, QB/ATH, 6-0, 170 — offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Houston, New Mexico, North Texas, Purdue, SMU, Texas State, Tulane, ULL, ULM, UTSA (12)
- Major Tennison, Bullard, TE, 6-6, 248 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas Tech (12)
- Josh Thompson, Nacogdoches, CB, 6-0, 180 — offered by Arkansas State, Colorado State, Louisiana Tech, Minnesota, Ohio, SMU, Texas State, Tulane, ULM, Utah, UTSA, Washington State, Wyoming (13)
- Traveion Webster, Longview, S, 6-0, 197 — offered by ULM (1)