Commitment Spotlight: Brian Webb

Miller-McCoy Academy (New Orleans) 2015 defensive lineman Brian Webb is a huge pick-up for the Tulane Green Wave...

Tulane continues to put a premium on local talent, and the Green Wave did a tremendous job of luring in an early verbal pledge from Miller-McCoy defensive tackle Brian Webb, who picked Tulane over several other options including Mississippi State.

The 6-3, 260-pounder is about as quick as you'll find when it comes to getting out of his stance and into the backfield with his bull rush. He reports 4.80 speed and gets on top of the quarterback almost immediately after the snap.

Obviously that type of agility comes in very handy when Webb pursues the quarterback on scrambles to the sideline. On occasion, larger offensive linemen are able to envelop Webb at the point of attack, and he'll need to continue to work on getting larger and physically stronger.

He saw action at a variety of tackle spots last year, playing the nose at times and moving outside as well. With his athleticism and current size it's possible Webb could also do a fine job at defensive end, where he took some snaps in the 3-4 alignment last fall.

He'll have a large amount of upside as he adds more moves to his repertoire. Currently, he simply relies on his superior skill at the prep level to rush straight ahead. He's motivated to stop the run and takes special pride in shedding blockers when the play is designed to head into a nearby lane.

One of the more impressive plays on his highlight tape shows Webb track down the receiver on a bubble screen against St. Charles Catholic. Another noteworthy fact is his ability to halt the ball-carrier's forward progress at impact.

Miller-McCoy is building an exciting program in New Orleans East. The squad reached the Class 3A playoffs last year as a No. 31 seed and managed to put up 27 points in a first round loss to Caldwell Parish. MMA won two straight district games (vs. John McDonogh and Clark) by a combined total of 94-0 and narrowly missed a third straight victory with a 16-14 loss at Bogalusa.


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