An impressive camp circuit and new offers made spring evaluation meaningful for Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood rising senior Mark Webb.
Pennsylvania's top receiver recently added a Georgia offer to his growing list. He followed it up with a strong showing at the NLG 7-on-7 Tournament in South Jersey.
“I'm all about competition, so this is the best way to prepare me for the season,” Webb said. “I've developed. I've improved because I get to go against the best competition in my region and see where I am and where I can get better.”
Webb holds nearly 20 verbal scholarship offers with Penn State, North Carolina, Rutgers and Georgia recruiting him the hardest.
Alabama and Ohio State are also in contact, but did not offer.
Webb's most recent visit came to Rutgers, where he was one of the top prospects on campus during camp season.
“I talk to Rutgers a lot,” Webb said. “They want me to be the next big thing over there. I just want to see progression. They're coming off some rough games and everything, so I want to see progression. I can see that they're going to be good and going in the right direction.”
New Rutgers wide receivers coach Jafar Williams comes from the Philadelphia area.
“My relationship is very close,” Webb said. “I talk to coach Williams a lot. I talk to coach Ash a little bit and some of my other coaches. When I'm there, I feel like I'm a part of them. I think their offense is explosive. They don't have a problem going deep five times in a row and I like that.”
Webb remains excited about fellow Big Ten program Penn State.
“They just came up this week and I was talking to them,” Webb said. “It's a great place. Everybody knows it's a great place. Anybody you talk to knows it's a great place, so I didn't necessarily need them to tell me that.”
Penn State stresses early playing time in conversations with Webb.
“[Coach James Franklin] has a lot of interest,” Webb said. “They're losing receivers and they want to restack their deck. That's what they basically tell me.”
Webb's next visit is most likely Georgia. He hopes to visit Athens, Ga. In early June.
“[The Georgia offer] was big for me because me and my cousin [D'Andre Swift] both have offers from them,” Webb said. “We're both looking to get to know that place and get to know other places better as well.”