February 14, 2012

Bucks make a move on a top-100 DT

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College football teams can never have too many good defensive linemen and the Buckeyes made an offer on Monday to one of the nation's top linemen in Sicklerville (N.J.) defensive tackle Greg Webb. The 6-foot-2, 290 pound 4-star is ranked No. 78 in the nation by Rivals.com and should be one of the top players out of the Garden State for his class of 2013.

"(Ohio State) contacted my head coach and he told me today about it," Webb said. "I called coach Ed Warinner and we talked about it and he let me know I had an offer. I was pretty excited."

Even with a down year in 2011 the success of Ohio State is known nationally and Webb sees the bigger picture with the Buckeyes and the legacy of the team.

"They always have a great team that is usually in the top 25," Webb added. "They might have had a couple of problems (last year) but that is fixed with the new staff. Coach Urban Meyer, (coach) Mike Vrabel and the defensive line, things are going change this year and they will be a top tier team."

Recently things have been moving with Webb's recruitment and he has picked up offers from South Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin and Nebraska just to name a few. Webb already held Big Ten offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue and Penn State as well. He understands the tradition of the conference and would feel lucky to play in the conference if that is where he decision leads him.

"A lot of those teams have a lot in common," Webb said. "(Ohio State, Wisconsin and Nebraska with those more recent offers) have been successful throughout the recent years."

But Webb is not ready to name any favorites with an offer list that also includes teams from the SEC, ACC and Big XII as well.

"I like every team," Webb said." Not one school stands out... any college that offers me a scholarship is special."

Webb plans to take some visits during the offseason and potentially camp but he has not made any plans at this point and will announce his travel plans once those decisions become more clear.

Regardless of where Webb visits, the big man will be a big focal point on any campus that he goes to as the No. 78 player in the nation. Webb was very humble when asked of his ranking.

"Rivals.com has given me a great opportunity (with the ranking)," Webb said. "I just do a lot of hard work and to be ranked 78th of all the great guys out there playing football, it is just a good thing."


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