Webb impressed with Michigan academics
Written by Matt Pargoff   

Widely regarded as one of the top prospects in the state of Michigan for 2014, defensive back Damon Webb of Detroit Cass Tech was among the prospects in attendance for the Wolverines BBQ at the Big House event over the weekend. The 5-11, 180 pounder reported back that the trip aided the Maize and Blue’s standing in his eyes.

“It went real well,” said the young athlete. “I got to see the campus at Michigan and I got to see the academic center. I also got to go in the Big House with all the commits and recruits. I had a real good time.”

Webb has been to Michigan in the past; including a visit to the Wolverines’ summer camp in June. While this was not his first time in Ann Arbor, the most recent trip provided a new experience and helped him to gain a better understanding of what the school has to offer.

“I learned a lot more, because I got to see the academic side this time,” he explained. “The other times it was all about football. I got to learn a lot this time about the academics at Michigan as well.

“What stood out about it to me was how big it is. They really focus on getting their athletes a degree. I was really impressed with the academics and the mentors that were there.”

With several Michigan commitments on hand working on prospects to commit, Webbed said that he did not feel pressured by the group.

“They weren’t working on me to commit,” he noted. “They just want to see me on campus and so I can see what they’re all about.”

With 18 months remaining before the rising junior can sign with a college, Webb explained his thoughts on the recruiting process at this early stage.

“I’m going to take my time,” he said. “Right now I’m just looking at all of the schools that have offered me. No school stands out. No school is No. 1. Right now I’m just sitting back – I appreciated all the schools that show an interest in me.”

Webb holds scholarship offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, West Virginia, LSU and Toledo. He was accompanied on his visit to Ann Arbor by Cass Tech teammates David Dawson and Deon Drake.


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