Super DB Loved Saturday's Game

This super talented defensive back is such a big Miami Hurricanes fan that he turned away an invitation by the University of Florida coaches to attend the game on Saturday because he knew he would be cheering hard for the Hurricanes. He talks all about the game and the recruiting process in this indepth interview.

Jacksonville (Fla.) Ed White standout quarterback/free safety Dee Webb thought long and hard about attending the Florida/Miami game in Gainesville on Saturday. However, he finally decided against it for a very interesting reason.

"I'm a huge Miami fan and I didn't want to show up as a Florida recruit rooting for the visiting team," Webb said.

When told that several recruits were seen rooting for the Canes on Saturday, Webb laughed.

"That's funny," he said. "That is what I would have been doing. I watched it on TV and everything and paid close attention to everything."

The standout defensive back said he was very confident that his team would win on Saturday.

"I knew Miami had it," he said. "Everyone tried talking about how young the secondary and offensive line was. But Miami has a bunch of defensive backs that can play. Most of them had game experience from last year since there were so many blowouts. And the offensive line dominated. They did what they had to. Miami winning big wasn't a big surprise to me."

At 6-feet and 185 pounds, Webb and his teammates dropped the season opener to cross-town rival Ribault last week.

"They scored early but when we started clicking on defense," he said. "On offense, we just couldn't get points up. We had three possessions when we went into the redzone and came away with no points. It was frustrating beating our selves the way we did. We'll be back, though."

Webb, who needs just 40 points on his SAT to become fully qualified, talked about the recruiting process.

"The coaches have started calling a lot again," he said. "Miami, Florida, Florida State, North Carolina, and Tennessee would be my top five and they have all called within the last week."

Webb, who has scholarship offers from all five favorites, said he's still wide open in regards to recruiting.

"Even though I'm a big Miami fan, that doesn't mean I'm leaning towards them," he said. "Everyone's pretty much even right now. I need to take my visits before I can make a decision. A lot of the top players from this area end up going to Florida or Florida State, but that doesn't mean I'm going there. I will sign with the school I feel most comfortable at."

The Hurricanes will be one of the schools to get a first chance to impress Webb.

"I've scheduled an official visit to Miami for December 20," he said. "I'm also planning on going to the Florida State/Miami game next month. And if I can find a way, I am going to try to go to the Tennessee/Miami game up in Tennessee in November."

Webb talked more about the Hurricanes and what he likes.

"I was looking at their depth chart at safety and after watching the game yesterday, I think I could play early," he said. "I'm all about competiting with the best and Miami gives you that chance. I want to be in the rotation early and I could do that at Miami. That's a great place to play and they always have great defensive backs. I'm looking forward to taking my visit there because Miami's very high on my list."

Webb said as excited he is about UM and recruiting, he has other business to take care of first.

"Moreso than anything is winning for my team," he said. "We play Englewood this week coming up and hopefully we can get into the win column. We have some big games this season, such as Tampa Jefferson, but we are taking everything one game at a time."

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