Horns Stay Within The State For First WR Commit

<b>Montrae Webber</b> of Hearne is a high-flying 6-2.5, 190-pound wide receiver who decided this past weekend to end the suspense early.

Before tripping to Austin this past weekend and collecting an offer from Texas, Montrae Webber held a few other offers ("Baylor, TSU, TCU, LSU, Missouri"). But it was the Longhorns who landed his verbal commitment.

"I committed to UT because of how they (players/coaches) interact with one another," Webber said. "The coaches really treat everyone like they're family."

"After the Junior Day was over," said Webber, taking us back before he gave UT his pledge, "I went in Coach Brown's office and he offered. He asked me what I thought about Texas and said he liked the way that I play, the way I carry myself and that I was carrying a 3.2 GPA. And, that he liked a few other wide receivers out there, but really liked the fact that I had a 3.2 GPA."

The small school wideout said two UT coaches in particular stood out…

"I really like (Texas RC/TE) Coach Bruce Chambers," said the Scout.com Texas Top 200 prospect. "And, Mack Brown was just real cool, too."

Areas to Improve: "I think the one area I need to work on the most is improving my footwork."

Additional Note: Webber also participates in a couple of other sports for Hearne (track/basketball). Last season, as a sophomore, Webber posted a sizzling 10.56 (personal best) in the 100 meters and ran the third leg for Hearne's state-qualifying 4x100 relay team (which finished third at the State Meet). And, he's currently making some noise this season as a forward for the hoops squad: "I'm averaging about 13.5 points and 7 rebounds a game this season."

Note from Clendon: Webber earned Class 2A All-State mention in '04 from both the Associated Press (honorable mention) and the Texas Sports Writers Association (third-team). He averaged 24.2 yards per reception and totaled 10 receiving touchdowns (he also threw for a 53-yard TD against Teague).

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