Though he wasn't a part of the official Junior Day festivities on Saturday, Sacramento (Calif.) Christian Brothers tight end Spencer Webb paid a visit to Berkeley on Saturday morning for Tom Lemming's All-American photo shoot, and while he was on campus, he dropped by the California coaching staff. it was worth it.
"I was there early for the Lemming Report, and stopped by the office to say, 'Hi,'" Webb said. "I met with coach [Beau] Baldwin and coach [Charlie] Ragle and then me and coach [Justin] Wilcox had a talk and he offered."
Webb, whose parents abandoned him before the age of four, took the trip with his guardians -- his brother, Cody, 32, and his sister in law, Alicia -- who have looked after him since the age of 14.
"Pretty much mom and dad," Webb said of Cody and Alicia. "Me and my family were really excited."
http://www.scout.com/high-school/california/story/1754746-kenion-trainin... Webb was raised by his father's sister until the middle of eighth grade, when he moved in with his brother, which was "a better fit" when he entered his teenage years. Getting to play in front of them could factor into his ultimate decision, but, Webb said, "finding the best fit is what I'm looking for."
"Just gotta do my homework," said Webb, one of Scout's tight ends to watch for the 2018 class out West.
Cal certainly did its homework on Webb. The day before he went on a visit up to Oregon State -- on March 17 -- Webb visited the Bears for the first time, and got the full campus tour. Since then, the staff has watched his film, and decided that, yes, one of the top tight ends on the West Coast -- who just so happens to be in their back yard -- was worth an offer.
"I think they did a little more homework on me and it came together," Webb said. "They didn't want me to walk threw a second time and not offer."
Webb spent three hours on campus, before heading out to take the ACT, but during the visit, he got a chance to sit down with "the entire crew."
"[They were] Genuine. Well thought out," Webb said. "They needed some time to evaluate their roster. But they are a great group of coaches."
Last season, Webb caught 41 balls for 660 yards and seven touchdowns, and he currently has a 3.25 core grade point average.