Recruiting: Brandon Webb Picks OSU Over OU

Brandon Webb, the top offensive line prospect in the state of Oklahoma, verbally committed Tuesday to the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The 6-foot-4, 280-pounder from Owasso, Okla., is ranked as the 11th-best offensive guard prospect in the nation, and picked OSU over Oklahoma, where his dad Terry Webb was an standout lineman. Webb called Owasso head coach Bill Patterson with the news on Tuesday.

"In talking to him the last two or three weeks I knew he was close to making a decision," Patterson said. "I knew it had come down to Oklahoma State and OU, and he told me he had made the decision in the last 48 hours that he was going to be a Cowboy."

Webb also had offers from Texas Tech, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Tulsa.

"He has an opportunity to get his education and play in the Big 12, and you really can't ask for more than that. I'm happy for him," the Owasso head coach said of Webb.

How good is Webb? "I've coached some awfully good players in my time, but I can tell you this – Brandon is the best I've ever coached at that position," Patterson said. "He's got everything you're looking for in an offensive lineman. He's got the quickness and agility, plus he's got a little nasty streak in him. He has a chance to be a very special player."

Scout.com recruiting analyst Greg Powers watched Webb in action several times last season, and says the Cowboys have a special talent in the Owasso lineman.

"Brandon Webb is a player that has yet to even come close to reaching his potential.He has great feet and athletic ability, but will be looking to get bigger and stronger on the next level, but if he develops the way that I think he can then he has the chance to become something really special. Guys with his size are just not supposed to move that well and especially that quickly," Powers said.

"One of the reasons he may not have developed ideal size is due to the fat that he has been playing and starring on the basketball court. As a sophomore he averaged around 16 points a game, proving that he is a tremendously freakish athlete," Powers continued.

"The times that I have seen Webb and spoken to him after football games he has always spoken highly of Oklahoma State. He was really impressed by the early offer from the Cowboys. His father Terry Webb starred at OU, so I have to honestly say that I thought he would ultimately end up in a crimson and cream uniform.

"I guess the first clue that he was going to end up playing his college ball in Stillwater would have been when he decided to attend the Cowboy Junior Day rather than the one at OU. Mike Gundy and OSU have done a terrific job selling him on the program."

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