La'Damian Webb (Gene Swindoll, Gene's Page)

Mississippi State hosted Alabama Mr. Football La'Damian Webb this weekend.

Mississippi State held their second consecutive weekend of summer camps this weekend. The number of campers the past two days dwarfed the totals of the first summer sessions. On Friday, Beaureguard High School (AL) running back La'Damian Webb spent the morning with the Bulldog coaching staff.

Ladamian Webb went through the summer camp practice paces during the Friday one day camp in Starkville. The versatile back shined in drills as both a ball carrier and pass catcher.

"I feel like I did pretty well," Webb shared. "It was fun. It was't so hard. It was good working with Coach (Greg) Knox. It was exciting."

Over the course of the camp, Webb was able to gain some valuable feedback from Knox, the Mississippi State running backs coach. Webb reports that having the chance to gain valuable insight to improve his play was a big part of the Starkville experience. 

"Coach told me that I had great footwork," Webb said. "He told me to keep working hard and that's what I am planning on doing. I am working hard in the weight room to get stronger. I want to do my best my senior year. I want to have better balance and flexibility, so I am working on all of that."

Prior to making the trip home to Opelika, Alabama, Webb had the chance to sit down with Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen. During that visit with the top Dawg, Webb learned where he stands with the Bulldogs.

"It was pretty exciting to sit down and talk with the head coach," Webb explained. "That was the best thing that could have happened, talking with the head coach. He told me that I fit well with their offense and that I would give them another option out of the backfield. He said that they could get me in some one-on-ones with some linebackers and that I was a great fit."

While Mullen appears to have done his best to paint the big Maroon picture for Webb, the veteran coach did not push for a verbal commitment during the sit down session inside the Bulldog football complex.

"They are just waiting on me to wait me to make my decision," Webb said. "I am going to try to do it before the season. I like Mississippi State a lot. It's a great campus and working with Coach Knox is pretty fun and exciting."

Other programs still have time to make a play for the signing day signature of the talented Webb, but the big time back has a good idea about what he is looking for in the college experience. 

"I want to have a great relationship with the coaches," Webb said. "I want to go to a good school and a place that just makes me feel like home."

As a high school junior, Webb rushed for 3,342 yards and a state record 53 touchdowns as he led his team to the 5A state title. Mississippi State, Missouri and Ole Miss lead a crowded field of schools who have extended scholarship offers. Webb is approaching two dozen tenders as he prepares to make his college decision before his first game as a senior. 


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