Webster's Recruitment Taking Off

After receiving his first scholarship offer from South Carolina in February, Kayvon Webster's recruitment went into a relative drought until the Evaluation Period.

"Things really picked up in the spring," Webster said. "I received 16 offers."

North Carolina was among the 16 schools to extend Webster a scholarship offer over the spring.

During an Evaluation Period visit to Miami (Fla.) Pace High School, John Blake discovered Webster, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound athlete.

"My coach told me [Blake] has a lot of interest in me," Webster said. "He also told me [Blake] is the number one recruiter."

Along with UNC, Webster has collected offers from Auburn, Florida, FIU, LSU, Miami, Purdue, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Vanderbilt.

Webster is being recruited as a wide receiver, cornerback and safety. He says he's being recruited for all three positions equally.

At Pace, Webster starts at both receiver and linebacker. Last season, he accumulated 500 yards and eight touchdowns on 30 catches. Defensively he recorded 90 tackles, an interception, and forced four fumbles.

Webster says he has had conversations with coaches from most of the schools that have offered him. UNC, though, hasn't communicated with Webster, outside of mail.

While the lack of communication has resulted in a lack of interest in UNC thus far, Webster sees a lot of positives in the school.

"It's a good school and they should be good this year and in the future," Webster said. "But I haven't really thought about them, because I haven't really heard as much from them as others."

Webster says he's open and doesn't have any favorites. However, a couple of schools stand out in his mind – South Carolina and South Florida.

"South Carolina [sticks out] because they were my first offer," Webster said. "They offered me in February, so I've been talking to them for a long time.

"USF, I went up to the camp [and] it was nice. I really like the coaches."

During the football season, Webster figures to make a verbal commitment.

"I want a place I can win a title," Webster said. "Location is not a factor."

In addition to attending USF's camp, Webster has camped at LSU and Miami. He said he will camp at Alabama later this month.

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