New Name Emerges On West Coast

Eric Webster Jr.put up some pretty incredible numbers last year. He has transferred from San Leandro High School to Foothill High in Sacramento...

Eric Webster Jr. put up some pretty incredible numbers last year. He has transferred from San Leandro High School to Foothill High in Sacramento. Arizona seems to be showing him a lot of attention and he is very interested in the Cats. He says one of his highly recruited friends has had an influence on his interest in the program.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 185
40 time: 4.53
Squat: 330
Vertical:'43
From: Sacramento, California
High School: Foothill

"Syd'Quan Thompson has been talking about going there and that gets me real interested in them because I wouldn't mind playing with him," said Webster Jr.

Eric had 38 receptions for 1,090 yards as a junior at San Leandro High School. He also had three punt returns for 216 yards and one touchdown and two kickoff returns for 156 yards. On defense, he had 22 tackles, ten interceptions, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries of which both were returned for touchdowns. He played at strong safety. Eric was named first team all-league and second team all-conference. Webster Jr. was also voted as the top wide receiver in his league.

He likes six schools right now. "My favorites are Washington State, Wake Forest, UNLV, Cal, Arizona, and USC. A lot of them are waiting on my junior tape. So far I have only sent it to Washington State."

Offensive Coordinator Mike Canales is after him for 'Zona. "I like the passing offense they have had there in the past. They usually have a strong defense, too."

Another draw for Eric to Arizona is that he has family in Phoenix. "I used to go to visit out there all the time and I really like it. I think my Mom would like to see me end up out there if I had the opportunity."

Eric is also a top basketball player. He says he has an offer from Illinois and some smaller schools to take his game to their institutions, but he is not trying to hear it. "I am all about football. If I could play both sports in college I might consider that but if that is not possible, I have no problem sticking with football."

Webster Jr. also participates in track where he has a personal best 100 meter time of 10.98 seconds.

Eric is a relatively unknown right now since he is transferring schools and did not attend any summer camps. That is why he is focused on making a name for himself this season. "I am ready to go out and show what I can do. I want to show that I can play offense or defense. I do kind of prefer to play defense, though, because I have an advantage over the smaller defensive backs."

Eric feels he has a presence about himself on the field that is contagious. "I think I make everyone around me better. My play makes my team better."

He carries a 2.9 core GPA and has signed up for three ACT testings over the next few months. Webster Jr. is unsure of a major at this time.

Foothill High faces Central in their first game, September 3rd


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