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3-star Webb hearing from Vanderbilt

12/15/2012

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Three-star running back Rapheal Webb (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville) rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns in a tough loss to Miami Central in the FHSAA class 6A state championship game on Saturday. Visibly upset, the 5-foot-10, 190-pound athlete was humble when talking about his own standout performance.

"I don't care about personal stats," Webb said. "I just wanted to come out and get a ring with my team, but we fell short."

Webb, who has offers from Rutgers, Minnesota, Utah and Boston College, started hearing from a new school recently.

"Boston College was my most recent offer, but I talked to Vanderbilt the other day," Webb said. "They wrote me on Facebook."

Despite rushing for 1,397 yards and 18 touchdowns on the season, Webb hasn't received as many offers as he would like. The talented athlete believes the offers will come eventually.

"It is, what it is," Webb said. "I just keep my head up and keep praying to God, and hopefully they will come true."

With national signing day nearing and his season finally over, Webb said he will start focusing more on his recruitment.

"In January I'll probably take a few visits," Webb said. "I haven't set any up. I'll probably start planning those in a week or so."

Webb said he has a lot to offer whichever school takes a chance on him.

"I think I'm well-rounded," he said. "I just have to work on footwork a little more and get faster."

Webb seemed plenty fast on Saturday. In the first half he took a handoff off-tackle and raced past the speedy Central secondary for an 80-yard touchdown.

Webb said he will likely wait until signing day to make a college decision.