Sunday, January 13, 2013
Watch List CB Webb commits to Buckeyes
By Brad Bournival
The latest addition to Ohio State’s class of 2014 endeared himself to Buckeyes fans almost immediately.
A native of Michigan, the ESPN Watch List cornerback knows what the rivalry between the Buckeyes and Wolverines is all about, which is why he didn’t mince words about how he plans on recruiting for Ohio State.
2014 cornerback Damon Webb says he "can't wait to be a Buckeye."
Damon Webb (Detroit/Cass Tech) became the second commit in the class of 2014 for the Buckeyes and he did it after taking a two-day unofficial visit to Columbus, Ohio.
As for what he expects to do the next 13 months, that’s easy.
“I can’t wait to be a Buckeye,” Webb said. “I’m going to recruit for them. I’m going to get in touch with other players and see where their heads are at. But I’m going to start in Michigan first.”
He joined Marcelys Jones (Cleveland/Glenville) in the class of 2014 for Ohio State, but Webb has liked the Buckeyes for quite some time now.
When he started his unofficial visit with his family on Saturday morning, Webb knew what he was in for as the 5-foot-11, 170-pound junior has been on campus many times.
His relationship with Urban Meyer and his coaching staff -- in particular assistant coach Kerry Coombs -- has long been solid, so the choice was easy.
“What grabbed me was the atmosphere, the academics and the winning aspect of their program,” Webb said. “It was a no-brainer. I want to win and I feel like Ohio State is that winning program. Sooner or later we’ll be winning national championships under Coach Meyer.”
Winning championships is what Webb is all about as his team at Cass Tech -- typically a pipeline to Michigan -- won a title this season to go along with the one it one in 2011.
Webb knows all about Meyer’s pedigree and his proficiency to win, so his commitment to the Buckeyes was more of a foregone conclusion in his mind.
Webb wants to come in with the swagger known in Ohio State’s secondary.
“I’m an all-around corner,” Webb said. “I can come up and hit you. I can get you in coverage as well. I feel like we can be real good.”
Webb had offers from Illinois, Indiana, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Toledo, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
He also had interest from Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame and USC.