Madison, Ga.--A physical junior defensive lineman who sat out all of 2014 because of stress fractures in his legs, M.J. Webb has come back with a vengeance this year. Playing well for Morgan County High, the 6-4, 260-pounder is already a four-star prospect on Scout and has interest from top schools across the region already.
“I’m really like Auburn, Georgia and all those schools,” Webb said. “They are in the mix. I don’t have a top yet. I just like coming over to Auburn so if you want to say they stand out then I guess you could say that.”
Being recruited the hardest by Tennessee, Auburn, Clemson and others, Webb said Coach Gus Malzahn’s program is one that he likes for a variety of reasons. One of those is the improvement he’s seen on defense under Will Muschamp this season.
On Auburn’s campus last weekend to see the Tigers take on Georgia, Webb said it was a great opportunity to see what the program is all about and he enjoyed everything about the experience, especially seeing the defense play well once again.
“They’re doing pretty well,” Webb said. “Coach (Lance) Thompson said they played good (against Georgia) and I think they did also. It was just the offense just had to pick it up some.”
Getting his latest offer from Missouri two weeks ago, Webb said he’s up to close to 20 offers at the moment. While he doesn’t have an early leader at the moment he said Auburn is one of the schools he wants to continue to learn more about in the coming weeks and months.
“It’s just the atmosphere over there,” Webb said. “It’s like a country-like town like my hometown and I really like that about it. The coaches also treat me well and I like that.”
Webb said he plans to be back in Auburn for the Iron Bowl game against Alabama.