While he was silently committed to Georgia for a few weeks, class of 2017 4-star wide receiver Mark Webb finally made his college commitment public Friday.
Webb made the announcement that he would be a Bulldog before his nationally-televised (ESPNU) game against St. Joseph Prep (PA) on Friday. In that game he opposed his cousin, 4-star running back D’Andre Swift, who is also committed to Georgia.
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Webb also spoke with Jeff Sentell of DawgNation about his decision.
“At the end, I truly believe I really can’t fail (in chasing his NFL dreams) at that school,” Webb said.
He said the final decision was close, but the ability to join Swift at Georgia was perhaps the biggest factor. Darren Swift said the boys having been looking forward to this opportunity for awhile now.
Webb, a 6’3”, 202-pound wide receiver from Warminster, Pennsylvania (Archbishop Wood High School) is rated as a 4-star recruit according to 247Sports. The site ranks him as the No. 134 overall prospect in the 2017 class and the 19th-best wide receiver in the country. 247Sports also regards Webb as the fifth-best football player in the state of Pennsylvania.
He chose the Bulldogs over strong interest from home-state favorite Penn State. Webb also had offers from Alabama, North Carolina, Boston College, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Miami, Missouri, Nebraska, Old Dominion, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Webb is the 16th commitment of head coach Kirby Smart’s outstanding 2017 recruiting class. It is a class that 247Sports currently ranks as the third-best in the nation and second-best among SEC teams.