NFTC Columbus: Damon Webb

There were several interesting position battles last week at the Nike Football Training Camp, with different players battling for individual awards. The exception was at defensive back, where Ohio State commit Damon Webb blew away the field easily to win the position MVP award.

Damon Webb committed to Ohio State back in February but he continues to perfect his craft. The Detroit (MI) Cass Tech cornerback took home defensive back MVP honors at the Nike camp in Columbus this past Sunday after locking down every wide receiver he was pitted against.

Standing a solid 6-feet, Webb was head and shoulders above the rest of the talent assembled at the position and solidified his ranking as the sixth best cornerback in the nation.

The four-star Ohio State pledge was pleased with his performance but continued to stress his desire to develop his game more and more.

"I think I did the greatest in the one on ones but overall I think I did great in the drills and the 7 on 7 we did and in the one on one competition," Webb stated. "I feel like I need to keep improving at all aspects of my game right now. I just need to focus more on the cornerback position because I haven't really been able to. I just want to run that and dominate the competition."

"My toughest battle was with the Notre Dame commit (Justin Brent)," he added "He's a pretty tough competitor. He didn't catch anything on me out there but he was pretty tough."

Despite being one of the best cornerback prospects in the nation and a top 50 talent overall, Webb does not hear from other schools anymore. He's been an Ohio State commit for close to four months and has made it clear that he will not waver.

"All the schools backed away after my commitment," Webb explained. "We let them know right away there isn't a chance I wind up anywhere besides Ohio State. I haven't even received any additional offers or anything like that. When colleges come by our school for all of us, they don't even bother with me. I'm a Buckeye."

In fact, Webb has been the leader of the Ohio State class in terms of organizing plans and recruiting other prospects. He started the website designated for the purpose of recruiting other members to the class and is active in contacting other prospects on the Buckeyes' radar.

"I'm trying to get the top dogs like Raekwon McMillan and Derek Kief," he mentioned. "We're trying to get Jamarco Jones and Demetrius Knox. I've been working on them guys. I want this to be a special class."

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