Webb chooses black and gold

The Colorado football program had one of its biggest weekends of commitments in recent memory. Fans will be eager, as always, to see each prospect qualify academically and arrive in Boulder, including a three-star linebacker from Tennessee who chose the Buffs over several offers from Southeastern Conference programs closer to home.

"It's been a dream of mine to play in the SEC," Webb told Scout.com in September. "I'm looking for a good fit. Coaches will be important. I want a school who is big on me. I want to go where I'm wanted and where I can play."

Webb apparently found all those elements in place in Boulder when he made his official visit to coach Dan Hawkins program over the weekend. Sunday night Webb told Scout.com via text messages he had committed to the Buffs.

Webb is the 23rd ranked weakside linebacker in the nation and held offers from Middle Tennessee, Ole Miss and Kentucky among others.

He played his high school football at Whitehaven High in Memphis along with several other highly recruited prospects.

Webb is one of at least 15 known commitments for the 2009 class and one of at least four players to commit over the weekend. It has been reported elsewhere that Joseph Forrest West, a defensive lineman from Salisbury, Conn., also committed over the weekend. West was injured earlier in his high school career and wasn't even a prospect in the Scout.com system prior to his visit this weekend.

We will have more on both Webb and West in the near future.


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