Will Ebner is heading to LSU this weekend

Heading into this weekend, LSU does not have any public commitments for 2008 but that will change if Will Ebner out of Houston (Texas) Friendswood is offered a scholarship at junior day this weekend.

Ebner, a 6-foot, 225-pounder with 4.61 speed, recorded 115 tackles his sophomore season, but a torn meniscus at the beginning of last season kept him sidelined before he could inflict any damage on opposing team's offenses.


The rehabilitation from the injury has gone very well according to Ebner and now he is ready to inflict some damage on the opposition next year.


"I really feel like I'm smarter than everyone else out there," said Ebner. "I played on the offensive side of the ball most of my life, and my sophomore year I just focused on defense. I think once you play on the offensive side of the ball, you are able to read defenses much faster."


So far Ebner has received an offer from Houston, where his father played, and his eldest brother now plays. He said he has received letters from all over and that he has talked with coaches from LSU, TCU, UCLA, Oklahoma State and Kansas State.


LSU linebackers coach Bradley Dale Peveto has some ties to the Ebner family and is handling the recruitment of the Texas product.


"My family knows coach (Bradley Dale) Peveto really well," said Ebner. "He's very enthusiastic, and he likes to fish and hunt and a lot of other things that I like to do. He's just a likeable guy."


Ebner has several other ties to LSU since his grandfather played ball for the Tigers and some of his family members reside close to the LSU campus.


"It's where my mom grew up and I have a lot of family who live like 10 minutes from campus," said Ebner.


So, just how interested is Ebner in playing for the Tigers?


"I haven't talked with coach Peveto since before last season started," said Ebner. "I was at a camp in Houston after my sophomore season and I wasn't even participating. He came up to me, introduced me to all the coaches and told me he was going to sign me. I don't know if that was just part of his recruiting thing or not, but that's what he told me. If they offer, I will be a Tiger."




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