Webb Reacts to Teammate's Rutgers Commitment

Timber Creek (Erial, N.J.) 2013 defensive tackle Greg Webb was not in attendance when his teammate, Quanzell Lambert, announced his verbal commitment to Rutgers, but said he was excited when he heard the news.. Webb holds 15 verbal scholarship offers including Rutgers and discussed how Lambert's commitment affects his own recruitment.

Top 2013 defensive tackle Greg Webb was in Texas for the U.S. Army All-American combine during Quanzell Lambert's verbal commitment and was initially shocked when he heard the news.

Webb played on the same state champion defense at Timber Creek (Erial, N.J.) with Lambert this season, but had no idea where his teammate would commit.

"I was excited for him that he made his decision and it was Rutgers," Webb said. "Was I expecting it? No. In hindsight, I really get it. I know he liked the coaching staff a lot. He respected those guys a lot. And when he had time, he'd get up there as much as he could. I know he liked going up to Rutgers. But, really, I didn't believe it until it happened."

Alongside 2013 teammates Dajaun Drennon and Myles Nash, who each hold verbal offers from Rutgers, the chance to see Lambert play next year is a lock for multiple visits to Rutgers during the season, Webb said.

"That's an ex-teammate and I'll definitely be seeing him next year," Webb said. "You don't get that opportunity very often with a lot of guys being far away from home."

Webb said he has a strong connection to Rutgers, but will not think much about Lambert's commitment when making his decision sometime during his senior year.

"It's nice, but it's really not a factor," Webb said. "It is in a way, but I have to make the best decision for myself and that's just one thing.

"If I were to pick Rutgers, it would be for my own reasons. I like the coaches and the school."

Rutgers is in good standing with Webb, he said, but not in his top three out of 15 verbal scholarship offers.

For now, Webb said Tennessee, Iowa and Oklahoma are his top three in no particular order.

"It's what I've seen from them so far and the coaches," Webb said. "All three of them are great programs."

Participating in the U.S. Army All-America underclassman combine last week, Webb said he exceeded his expectations with a strong performance.

"Texas was great," Webb said. "It was a great experience, especially going down with my teammates. We had a good time and we competed at a high level. It was good to see where we all stood. Personally, I'd probably give myself an ‘A.' ... I felt really comfortable. I did everything well and I won all my one-on-ones. I have to work more on using my hands. I preach it all the time, but I have to practice what I preach."

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