'It's the One I've Been Waiting On'

Owasso (Okla.) offensive lineman Brandon Webb was holding five offers, but not the one he wanted. He got "the one" last week when Oklahoma sent him an offer. Webb was "excited" to get it, but did he commit right away? If not, can we expect it soon? Sooners Illustrated talked to Webb to find out.

Brandon Webb got his sixth scholarship offer last week, but this one was the big one.

The Owasso (Okla.) offensive guard received an official offer from the University of Oklahoma early in his Spring Break week.

He had previously received offers from Tulsa, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Arkansas and Missouri, but none had the magnitude of the one brought by the Sooners.

"I was excited," Webb said. "It's the one I've been waiting on."

It's well-known that Webb has a strong connection to the Sooners. His father, Terry Webb, was an offensive guard at OU from 1973-75 – and a good one.

Terry Webb was all-conference in 1974 and 1975 when Oklahoma won national titles. He was also named a Kodak All-American in 1975. Known to have 4.8 speed in the 40, Webb blew open holes for the Sooner wishbone attack. "He has the fastest takeoff of any lineman I've ever coached," Gene Hochevar, then OU's offensive line coach, has been quoted as saying.

Apparently the younger Webb is a chip off the old block.

Webb is big (he says he's about 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds right now) and athletic, as is evident on the basketball court.

Playing tackle, Webb helped lead the Rams to the Class 6A semifinals in 2006 and to the quarterfinals a year ago.

He's expected to play guard his senior year. He said Oklahoma has said he'd likely be a guard for the Sooners if he were to sign.

Webb said he's spoken with OU offensive line coach James Patton frequently in the past.

"He's cool. I like him," Webb said.

Although Webb was quick to admit he was happy to get the offer from Oklahoma, he wasn't so quick to pull the trigger on a commitment.

"Now that I have it (the Oklahoma offer)," he said, "I'll look at all the choice s and see where I'm most comfortable."

That decision could be soon, or it could stretch out.

"I'll make it sometime before the season starts," he said.

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