San Jose State landed the commitment of another impressive cornerback this month in three-star Anaheim (Calif.) Servite’s Tre Webb. The 6-foot-1 and 175-pound defensive back had offers from San Jose State and Idaho and had interest from schools including California, Hawaii, Texas Tech, UCLA, UNLV and others.
Webb was set to take official visits to San Jose State and Idaho before signing day, but decided ahead of time that SJSU was the school for him.
“I felt real comfortable with the coaching staff and the school,” Webb said. “When I took my unofficial up there I really liked it. Just the comfortability factor. They wanted me really badly and I could see they have a good plan for me. I like the way they were going so I committed.”
Recruiting coordinator and defensive backs coach Donte Williams is Webb’s primary recruiter. After seeing the three-star defensive back at one of the Spartans’ camps, Williams’s plan for Webb is as an immediate impact type of recruit.
“(Williams) wants me to come in and immediately play at boundary corner,” Webb said. “He said if I come in at the right weight I won’t have to redshirt and I could see some playing time possibly.”
Webb and Williams had originally discussed him as coming in as a safety and then moving over to corner. At 6-foot-1, he could play either position in the Mountain West. Webb currently weighs in at 175, but San Jose State wants him at about 185 - 190 pounds when he arrives at SJSU.
“He saw me compete at their camp and he said he liked the way I covered,” Webb said. “That’s why he was going to have me come in at safety and then move at corner, but he said the way I covered at the camp, there would be no need for all of that.
“We’ve just had a great relationship since the first time he saw me and he watched my tape and all that,” Webb said of Williams. “We’ve had a great relationship ever since then.”
Boundary corner would be a quick transition for Webb. At Servite, he played specifically on the left side of the field, regardless of whether he was on the short side or the long side of the field. As a boundary corner, he would line up on the short side of the field regardless of the matchup.
Servite was on the wrong side of coin flip that kept the team out of the playoffs this year. Webb’s offseason training to reach his target weight will start early. Webb is also planning on taking his official visit to San Jose State in December. He had scheduled a visit to Idaho in January prior to his commitment, but felt the January date was too late in the process to visit.