|Rising junior Damon Webb offered by Michigan|
Among the top performers at the Sound Mind Sound Body Camp on Wednesday, rising junior prospect Damon Webb received a scholarship offer from Michigan today, his father Damon Sr. confirmed. A product of Detroit Cass Tech, which has two 2013 players committed and two 2012 signed with the Wolverines, Damon Jr. noted yesterday that the chance to join college teammates would help the Maize and Blue’s odds if offered.
“It would play a factor,” he explained. “I’d be comfortable there. I’d know that. And that’s a main factor - feeling comfortable.”
“I’m looking for comfortablity in a college and I would like my parents to come see me and play. That’s a big factor too. If I’m comfortable there, and then the education – if they have my major and what I plan to study.”
In addition to the scholarship offers from Michigan and Toledo, Webb noted that he is also receiving a fair level of interest from Michigan State, Ohio State and West Virginia. He is currently on the road to Alabama with teammates to participate in further camp action, so was unable to be reached for comment on his offer.
Looking back on the performance that earned him the Michigan offer, Webb came away feeling positive about his play.
“I think I did pretty good, especially in the one-on-ones, I locked a couple people down,” he said yesterday. “I learned a lot of stuff out here at the Sound Mind Sound Body Camp. There are a lot of instructors teaching us great techniques and stuff.”
Michigan cornerback signee Terry Richardson had previously indicated that both Webb and Jourdan Lewis were better athletes that he is. Asked about the compliment from the player two years his senior, Webb responded confidently that he agreed with that assessment.
“I’m a way better athlete than Terry,” noted the youngster. “I can play both ways. I’m just a better athlete than him – faster, I can jump higher, all of that.”
The topic of what position Webb will play at the next level is an interesting one. He earned praise for his play at wide receiver as a sophomore, but has stood out on the camp circuit for his performance at cornerback. While he noted that he has no preference to one position over the other, his ideal situation would be to man multiple spots at the next level.
“I feel like I can play both,” he noted. “I want to play both in college. Wherever the coaches feel like I can do best, but I’d rather play both.”
Currently, Webb's plan is to continue taking visits before reaching a decision, though Michigan appears to be in a very strong position.