In 2016, the South region was introduced to Clay Webb following a dominant camp performance at The Opening Atlanta. It created expectations for the blue-chip class of 2019 offensive lineman and over the last two weeks, at the same event (video above) as well as at Under Armour's Atlanta stop Sunday, he lived up to them and then some.
Whether asking of his ability or college football recruitment, Webb typically takes a reserved approach. But he admitted what many in the area had been curious about over the weekend -- it will be hard to get him outside of the Yellowhammer State for college.
"I feel really comfortable at Auburn, I love it at Alabama, I love it at Auburn," he said. "It's just both of them are really, really, really great schools. I have two powerhouse programs in-state. Alabama, whose a national championship contender for, like, forever."
Webb has not hit the recruiting trail much this spring but he does have one planned trip on deck, a visit to Tuscaloosa for Alabama's spring game on April 22. He may soon take in other visits in the region as he furthers his opinion of the Iron Bowl rivals and beyond.
"I think the more I hang around different teams, to see how the programs are, how the coaches are, how the players are, to see if I'd really like to go there or not," he said of his plan. "I just want to find out how much I love a school, how much I like the players, how much I like the coaches, if I'm a good fit there or if I'm not."
Though familiar with both Alabama and Auburn, which pulled the trigger with scholarship offers long ago, a verbal commitment should not be expected in 2017.
"I really haven't thought much about it yet, I'm probably going to think about it my senior year," Webb said.