WAFF 48 Star Student : Seab Webster

MADISON, AL (WAFF) - "Most people say I'm smart on the court, probably one of the smartest players," said Seab Webster.

He should be. Seab has been playing basketball since he was four years old. He loves the game.

"I guess it's the competitiveness, I guess you could say, I mean I got a passion for it," said Webster.

That passion, along with his size, is getting the attention of quite a few college recruiters.

"I got an offer from Oklahoma State. That's my best offer. Then Mercer is my other best offer," said Webster.

However, this Madison County High School junior offers more than just a good jump shot. He is just as good in the classroom. He has a 4.0 grade point average.

Seab says his parents drilled into him the importance of education, so he doesn't take it lightly. Even though he's on the court practicing five days a week, "book time" always takes precedence over "basketball time."

"You can do basketball at school. I mean we have fourth block, and that's basically practice. So that gives you about an hour. And then you can do a little bit after school, and then you just study at night. I mean that's what I do, I guess it works," said Webster.

"He takes a leadership role both on the court and off the court. In the classroom, he's always actively participating. He's asking questions, he's engaging, and he makes the learning environment very enticing for any teacher," said biology teacher Kathleen Outlaw.

Seab's favorite classes are math and science.

And when he grows up?

"I either want to be a coach or an insurance agent. One of those two," said Webster.

With his grades and talent, Seab can excel in both. That's what makes him this week's WAFF 48 star student.

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