Webb Goes In-Depth on Rutgers Commitment

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. -- Rutgers received a big verbal commitment Saturday at the end of an unofficial visit for Gates-Chili (Rochester, N.Y.) tackle Jacquis Webb. Webb visited with teammates for a scrimmage and went in-depth on his commitment later in the day at a 7-on-7 event.

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. -- Gates-Chili (Rochester, N.Y.) offensive lineman Jacquis Webb had never even considered a verbal commitment before Saturday morning but left Rutgers convinced that he was ready to make a pledge.

Visiting with teammates for a morning scrimmage atmosphere, Webb enjoyed his second unofficial visit to campus enough to commit to coach Kyle Flood in his office.

"I actually just starting to think about [committing]," Webb said. "I kind of never really thought about it before. I started thinking, I really felt it was a really good program. ... He asked me if I wanted to commit to Rutgers University and I said 'yes, I do.' "

Webb will come in as a tackle at Rutgers, he said, and looks to offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski as the kind of position coach he wants in college.

"When I sat in the offensive lineman position meeting, [Wroblewski] was showing me the rotation they had," Webb said. :I don't really know [about depth] yet."

Webb experienced a much different football stadium than the last time he visited -- the Louisville game in 2012. Rutgers, in a losing effort, had one of its largest night crowds in school history and the experience blew Webb away. Rutgers linebacker Quentin Gause and his family are close with Webb, who comes from the same area in New York. Webb credits Gause with influencing his early commitment.

"He had talked to me before and said that it was a really good place to play ball and that it was like a family," Webb said. "He influenced it a little bit. I would say yes."

Webb plans to return later in April with family to spend more time on campus. His mother did not make the trip Saturday but was excited by his decision.

"She was happy," Webb said. "She liked it too. We're going to come back down in two weeks and meet everybody. She was happy. She likes it."

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