Damon Webb, cornerback from Cass Technical High School in Detroit, MI., is one of Ohio State’s marquee 2014 commitments. Webb is the No. 6 corner nationally, and he’s also the No. 3 recruit from the state of Michigan, both according to the 247Sports composite. Not only is he a major national talent, but Ohio State was able to recruit him from a major University of Michigan pipeline. Six players on Michigan’s current 2013 roster played high school football at Cass Tech. You don’t have to be a diehard Buckeyes fan to understand just how important his commitment is for Ohio State. The rivalry with Michigan goes deep, and it definitely extends onto the recruiting trail. So, not only is Webb a major talent, but he represents a huge “steal” of sorts for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes. What else is he bringing to the table? We here at the Signed, Sealed, Delivered Blog have
With the 2014 recruiting class filling up, which committed and uncommitted prospects would likely make the earliest impact? Here are the 10 most likely candidates: 1. Damon Webb (Detroit/Cass Tech) 5-foot-10/174 pounds ESPN 300 rank: 57 The top commitment in the Buckeyes’ class and the No. 57 player in the country, it is no surprise Webb has the potential to make an early impact for Ohio State. Urban Meyer is not afraid to play freshmen, especially at the skill positions.
As the summer camp season kicks off, Ohio State has nine commitments in the Class of 2014. It’s a class that should really reveal itself in a few weeks, when six pledges head out to The Opening in Oregon. BuckeyeNation looked at each individual and gave each of them a label. Here’s what we came up with: The Star Damon Webb: Everywhere Webb goes, he turns heads. If Da’Shawn Hand was the defensive player of day at the Columbus Nike Football Training Camp, Webb certainly was his equal.
Sometimes the door opens, sometimes it closes. While three Ohio State commitments earned golden tickets to The Opening, the Buckeyes lost another prospective pledge to Michigan and one to Clemson as well in a busy week full of recruiting. Here’s what went down in a holiday week: On Sunday, Kyle Berger, Dylan Thompson and Damon Webb headed to Columbus, Ohio, for a Nike Football Training Camp regional. The trio will now be seen on ESPN later this month in The Opening, a by-invitation-only camp that features the best from around the nation.
College coaches often say the best recruiters are the players already on the team and those verbally committed to the program. Ohio State recruit Damon Webb and his fellow future Buckeyes are doing their part with a unique approach. Webb, one of seven players verbally committed to Ohio State for the 2014 class, has launched a website to promote Ohio State, share recruiting stories and, most importantly, get others to play for the Scarlet and Gray.
The annual adidas Invitational is set to take place on Sunday, March 24, at Grand Valley State University, and as usual some of the top Midwest and national prospects will be on hand. The camp, put on by Maximum Exposure, already has more than 40 prospects with offers on its roster and ready to compete. The event will put the athletes through individual events and one-on-one drills in the indoor facilities at Grand Valley. As usual, Cass Tech High School will be represented well with 2014 prospects Damon Webb, Gary Hosey and William White.
As the 2014 recruiting class comes more and more into focus following what was yet another strong national signing day for Urban Meyer, BuckeyeNation is taking a position-by-position look at the juniors. Today, we examine the cornerbacks, a position that was a big strength in the 2013 OSU class with one five-star cornerback and four other four-star defensive backs. The Buckeyes also already have a commit at the position in Watch List CB Damon Webb (Detroit/Cass Tech), one of the top juniors in the country.
The ink may still be drying on the letters of intent from the 2013 national signing day, but the fight’s already on for 2014—and Urban Meyer’s insistent on hitting Michigan where it hurts.
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Urban Meyer sleeps with both eyes open. Mere days after signing the third-ranked class in the nation, the two-time national champ will have some big juniors on campus this weekend. The biggest headliner is Jamarco Jones, but Ohio State commit Damon Webb will also come to Columbus, Ohio as well. Here’s a look at those scheduled to be with the Buckeyes this weekend: Joshua Alabi — The defensive end has offers from Michigan and Michigan State and interest from Ohio State.
Urban Meyer is at it again on the recruiting trail. On Monday, Meyer took a trip to Grand Rapids, Mich. to visit with highly touted receiver prospect Drake Harris. Harris is a current Michigan State commit and is rated as …