Webb Enjoys Game Day

North Carolina verbal commitment Greg Webb and several of his family members traveled to Chapel Hill on Saturday for the ACC game against Virginia Tech. Some – like Webb and his father – made the eight-hour trek from Erial, N.J., while others – like his grandparents – made a 15-minute trip from Durham.

As soon as he stepped foot on campus, Webb, a 6-foot-2, 290-pound defensive tackle, was given the red carpet treatment.

"I like the environment," Webb said. "It was the first time I saw the stands with actual people in them. It's a great fan base. Everybody knows who you are already before you even step foot on campus. It makes you feel like almost a celebrity."

Webb received an up-close look at UNC's 4-2-5 defense. His high school team, Timber Creek, uses a similar scheme.

"It will be a big transition because I'm moving up a level, but I'll already know what I'm doing," Webb said.

Following the game, Webb went into the players' locker room where he conversed with Deke Adams, UNC's defensive line coach.

"He just talked about me making an immediate impact as soon as I get here," Webb said.

Although he's capable of playing either inside position, Webb expects to start off at three-technique.

Webb and his family chose the UNC-Virginia Tech game because of its "big game" potential. He'll return to Chapel Hill in a few weeks for yet another "big game" – the in-state grudge match against NC State.

Webb hasn't played a down this football season as he's still recovering from February knee surgery. He says he's hopeful to return to action in two or three weeks. Since Timber Creek has a bye the week of Oct. 26, he might not see action until Nov. 2. In his absence, Timber Creek, which went undefeated and won a state title in 2011, is 3-2.

"It's difficult just watching," Webb said. "I want to be out there."

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