February 29, 2012
Rivals100 prospect sets visit plans
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Ohio State has already landed one outstanding defensive tackle in the 2013 with a commitment from four-star prospect Billy Price. The Buckeyes will look to add at least one more defensive tackle this cycle if they can get the right one and Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek product Greg Webb would certainly fit that bill. The 6-foot-2, 290-pound prospect spoke with the Ohio State coaching staff on Tuesday evening and informed them of his intentions to visit Columbus for the spring game in April.
"I talked to coach (Ed) Warinner and coach (Mike) Vrabel and told them that everything was working out (in terms of planning the visit)," said Webb. "This will be the first time I check them out. I will probably get out there the day of the spring game and probably will stay a few days after the game, I'm going out there with my friend (Ohio State commit) Eli (Woodard)."
Woodard recently committed to Ohio State and two outstanding prospects and their families go pretty far back. The two even work out together every week at PowerTrain in South Jersey.
"We're close, we played on the same team in eighth grade," Webb said. "We won our first championship together back then and we've been best friends ever since then. At PowerTrain we push each other. Some days are test days where it's even harder (than normal) and it's to the next level and everything is amplified."
Webb is hoping to use his time in Columbus to just get a better feel for everything about the Ohio State football program and the campus in general.
"I'm just looking forward to meeting all of the coaches for the first time and seeing all of the facilities first hand," he said.
Early on in his recruitment, Webb has stayed in contact with a pair of Ohio State assistants and says he is developing a good relationship with both coaches.
"I call coach Vrabel and coach Warinner an equal amount," he explained. "It's just been starting to take off with those two coaches. We're just starting to build a relationship but it's been real good so far."
As one of the nation's premier defensive linemen, there is a lot to like about Webb's potential at the next level. One thing that can't be measured or taught is a great motor and Webb feels that is his best asset as a football player.
"The best thing I bring to the table as a player is my tenacity," he said. "I don't take any plays off. It doesn't matter if it's a 50-yard run, I'm going to be there (to make the tackle). It doesn't matter if I've got one person blocking me or two or three people, I'm going to be there and I'm going to get to the ball."
With over 25 offers already to his credit, Webb maintains that he is wide open at this time. Webb's national offer list and interest in schools from all around the nation shouldn't be a major surprise to those that know his background. Coming from two military parents, Webb has moved around a lot already in his life and takes all of his travels as a positive.
"I've lived in Georgia, Oklahoma, New York, and now New Jersey of course," he said. "It's been a good experience; I've been able to see a lot of things that most people don't get to see."
Webb is rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and the No. 78 overall player in the nation.
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