Webster has TCU on top

Justin Webster landed on TCU's radar after an impressive one day camp. Now, nearly a year later, he may be on the verge of adding an offer from the Frogs.

Last year at one of TCU's one day camps, it didn't take long for Justin Webster to make an impression. Webster was one of the more athletic participants at the camp coming in at 6-foot, 2-6-pounds. He also turned in one of the fastest forty times on the day with a 4.4.

All of this as a 2013 prospect.

From that point on, the Northland Christian athlete became one to watch. Fast forward to a year later, TCU is still hot on the trail for Webster. Now Webster tips the scales at 6-foot-1, 217-pounds and has kept his speed. As a junior, Webster helped his team to an 11-2 record while rushing for 1,381 yards and 18 scores.

While some schools are recruiting Webster as a runningback, some see his future on the defensive side of the ball. Which is fine for Webster, he just wants to see the field.

Webster has received interest from Texas Tech, SMU, Rice, Vanderbilt, Illinois, Notre Dame, Duke and TCU. Webster was among a group of prospects in Ft. Worth Sunday as an invitee to TCU's junior day.

"It was amazing, it was better than I expected. We got to some really good one on one time with everybody," Webster said. "The weight room looked great; the training room and locker room were still under construction but it's supposed to be state of the art. The stadium is going to be nice. The campus is beautiful. And of course the uniforms are great. It was all perfect."

Although he didn't receive an offer on the visit, his one-on-one time with TCU coach Gary Patterson at least let him know where he stands with the Frogs.

"That went good; he told me they were looking at me as a linebacker," Webster said of his visit with Patterson. "He said they like me because I can run and they like their linebackers to be former runningbacks because we think and move like runningbacks do and we have good vision; also because of the speed factor. They said they were looking to sign two or three linebackers from my class."

Webster also spent plenty of time with linebacker coach Tony Tademy, who plans to visit Webster in the spring.

"He really liked me, he said he was going to be down there in the spring and so is Coach Williamson to watch me workout."

While he's spent most of his high school career on offense, Webster welcomes the chance to play linebacker at the next level.

"I think with the way my body is developing and maturing, I think that's where I'm best suited," he said.

Before his visit to TCU, Webster never hid the fact that the Frogs were his top choice. After his visit, Webster says there's no question where he wants to go.

"They're even more number one than they were before," Webster said of TCU.

Webster plans to visit Rice this weekend and will visit either SMU or Vanderbilt the following weekend.


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