Running Back Rapheal Webb of Gainesville (Fla.) High School has signed with the Vanderbilt Commodores. Look inside for a photo and quotes from Webb.
"It's a great feeling," said Webb. "Now I can just sit back and focus on college. The coaches [at Vanderbilt
] are all real enthusiastic. That's my type of style too. The offense really fits me well. It's the same type of running schemes we do at Gainesville, so I already know a lot of what they're trying to do up there. It's just a great fit for me all-around. I think I'll be able to come in next year and earn some early playing time."
"After I signed, I spoke with my position coach, John Donovan. He was really fired up. I think he's out celebrating tonight watching the highlight film off all of the players they signed."
Webb had a ceremony at his high school surrounded by his mother, grandmother, sister, brother, aunt and friends. In the future, he'll be competing against Gainesville teammate, Chris Thompson
, who signed with Florida
. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound running back says he'll be ready to be on campus in June.
Rapheal Webb with Mom, Grandmother and Sister.