- Tom VanHaaren, ESPN Staff Writer
Penn State added another major piece to its class on Thursday, landing defensive tackle Greg Webb (Erial, N.J./Timber Creek). The 6-foot-2, 290-pound tackle chose the Nittany Lions over many major offers including Auburn, Michigan, USC, Florida State and Ohio State.
The process had been getting tiresome for Webb, and his father, Greg Sr., knew the time was approaching for his son to figure out where he was headed.
"I went to Greg's school today and sat down with his coaches, and we decided that he should end the process and commit," Webb Sr. said. "It just felt like it was right for him. You can go visit 15 schools, but you can't date all of them. I saw it in him and in our conversations that he knew where he wanted to go."
Webb said the chance at a top-notch football experience in addition to an outstanding education were factors in his son's decision. They're getting the best of both worlds, but what might have pushed Penn State over the top was the Lions' notorious defensive line coach Larry Johnson.
"He went to Penn State's camp last summer, and Larry Johnson made a big impression on him," he said. "We went to Penn State a few times, so this wasn't out of the blue. We went up again, and Coach Johnson, everything he talks about and preaches, they just meshed with my son. Penn State is a great place for him, and he's happy it's over with."