Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Davis Webb likes Kingsbury hire at TTU
By Damon Sayles
The hire of Kliff Kingsbury may have saved Texas Tech from losing some pretty good commits. One of those commits might be the most important -- quarterback Davis Webb (Prosper, Texas/Prosper), the only four-star recruit in Texas Tech’s 2013 class.
Earlier this week, Webb said he was considering decommitting to explore other options after Tommy Tuberville left to take the head coaching job at Cincinnati. He was looking at offers from TCU and Kentucky and was hoping to make a final decision on Friday.
With the hiring of Kingsbury, a former Texas Tech quarterback who shined as Texas A&M’s offensive coordinator, Webb might decide to stick around after all.
“It’s a great hire for Texas Tech,” said Webb, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound senior who will graduate early and enroll in college in January. “I know the fanbase is pretty excited. They’re all going crazy on Twitter. I’m sure the players already there are excited, and Coach Kingsbury is excited. I’m definitely fired up to meet him.”
Webb said that while he’s still committed to the Red Raiders, he still plans on weighing his options -- particularly with former Texas Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown recently accepting the similar position at Kentucky. A Friday decision, however, might not happen, as he wants to speak with Kingsbury before he makes any announcement.
“I can’t go to Texas Tech if Coach Kingsbury isn’t as excited about me as I am about him,” Webb said. “I’ve got a lot of interest from other teams, but I just want to see what Coach Kingsbury says. I’m graduating next Friday, so I’m making a decision pretty fast."
An Elite 11 finalist over the summer, Webb said he hopes to be a college coach after his college football career concludes. Four college coaches have served as unofficial mentors to Webb. Kingsbury is one of them, with Brown, Washington State coach Mike Leach and West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen the other three.