March 1, 2010
Webb's recruitment heating up
Houston is well into it's evaluations of the prospects in the 2011 class and have already sent out numerous offers. As the recruiting landscape of 2011 begins to take shape some players will see their stock rise quickly as schools get the opportunity to evaluate their production and talents. One such player he starting to gain momentum in his recruitment is La Porte running back Anthony Webb.
Webb who has been seen as a target among the recruiting community since he burst on the scene as a sophomore two seasons ago while splitting the back field with bruising running back Kendrick Perkins. The duo teamed up to form La Porte's very own thunder and lightning duo.
Perkins has moved on to play baseball at Texas A&M and Webb is looking to step up as the feature back in La Porte's offense next year.
"I think we are going to be good next year," said the 5-foot-11, 175 pound tailback. "Defensively we are going to have nine guys coming back which isn't too bad. On my side though we are going to pretty much have anew line, so we are going to have to come together quickly."
Webb has started to see the interest in him heat up as his junior season ends and he begins the process of getting contacted by schools.
"Everything is going good so far," said the shifty speedster. "I've been hearing from TCU, Houston, Arizona and Minnesota."
The interest from Houston has definitely been on the rise as of late and Webb attended the junior day that Houston held last Sunday.
"I liked it a lot," he said. "I got to learn a lot more about the recruiting process. It was my first junior day to attend and I got offered by them too."
Webb's had the opportunity to familiarize himself with Houston's offense and he definitely likes what he has seen so far.
"I was able to go watch the game they played last year against Tulane in New Orleans and it was pretty nice," said the shifty back. "I like their offense, the run a lot of screens and like to get the ball to the back in space. That's something I think I do well, catching the ball out of the backfield."
Webb plans on working out and hitting some camps during the summer in order to see more of what is out there.
"I know I am going to go to the Houston camp for sure this summer and Texas A&M has one that I may go to also," he said.
Webb also is pretty sure he knows what he wants in the school he chooses to play at collegiately.
"I'm looking for the tradition that the school has, how many games the school might win and academics too."
Webb was selected as a first team all-district running back for district 22-5A last year. Despite splitting time with senior Perkins last season, Webb rushed for 1362 yards and 11 touchdowns.
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