Greg Webb, Ladies and Gentlemen!
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Webb's commitment comes as something of a welcomed surprise to Nittany Lions fans, and his tale goes back at least a year and involves a rather stark change of heart for the talented young defensive tackle.
On a recruiting visit last year, Webb got seperated from the pack and was left on the outside looking in at the Penn State recruiting lounge, a misunderstanding that left an understandably sour taste in his mouth. After that trip, Penn State was not sitting well with Webb (and other Timber Creek prospects).
But that didn't stop the new staff (along with holdover Larry Johnson) from staying with the New Jersey guys. After a great trip two weekends ago, Webb's view of Penn State had done a complete U-turn, and after mulling over his myriad options, he has made the choice to play for Coach Johnson and Penn State.
Webb is the first of likely two interior defensive linemen taken in the Class of 2013. At 290 pounds as a junior, Webb could grow into the space eater at DT that Larry Johnson seems fond of producing (see, e.g., Still, Devon). He is quick for a larger guy, and is very disruptive in the backfield on film.
By the time Webb gets on campus, the current defensive tackle depth chart will have lost Jordan Hill and James Terry. DaQuan Jones will be the star on the line, and with Evan Hailes' ongoing medical issues with blood clots, who knows what the 2013 depth chart will look like. A game-ready freshman is exactly what Ted Roof and Larry Johnson are looking for.
Welcome to Penn State, Greg.
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