Tre Webb is a 3-star cornerback from Anaheim, Calif. who plays for Servite High School.
Webb is 6-foot-1, 178 pounds and is ranked as the No. 198 cornerback in the 2016 class, according to the industry generated 247Sports Composite Rankings. He’s also considered to be the No. 205 recruit from the state of California. While initially that may seem inconsequential; consider just how many ball players there are in the state as well as how much athletic talent comes out of California on a yearly basis. Being ranked is impressive, no matter where a player ends up on the list.
Webb, even though he is a 3-star, may be a bit under the radar, but that doesn’t mean he’s completely off of it. In fact, his recruitment has recently picked up.
“I have two offers now, San Jose State and Idaho,” Webb recently told Today’s U. “I’ve received new interest from UCLA and Texas Tech.”
Though any offer to play college football is notable—so the San Jose State and Idaho offers are certainly nothing to scoff at—the interest from UCLA and Texas Tech are definitely worth noting when looking at Webb’s recruitment. UCLA is one of the hotter football programs in the country right now under head coach Jim Mora Jr. (of course freshman sensation quarterback Josh “Chosen” Rosen plays into that a bit); and Texas Tech is always notable considering the Red Raiders usually high-profile offense and the fact that football in the state of Texas is huge.
“UCLA is just waiting to see where all their other offers will fall, and Texas Tech said they would get back to me after they reviewed my film as a staff,” Webb said. Other schools Webb has visited in the recruiting process include Iowa, USC and Michigan, among others.
— TW3 (@TreWebb_) March 28, 2015
And while the interest from UCLA and Texas Tech aren’t guarantees in any way, at the very least Webb is getting those looks on the recruiting trail. When you see his film it’s easy to see why.
Though Webb isn’t the tallest player on the field he’s long and lanky, which are two traits coaches love to see in defensive backs and specifically corners. He has quick hips, good footwork and appears athletic enough to drop into coverage and make plays in open space. He does a nice job of using his hands (legally, of course) in coverage, and he should be comfortable jamming up at the line of scrimmage and using his physicality and length to his advantage. Speaking of the line of scrimmage, Webb projects to be a force player as well as a cornerback against either the run or short-passing game. He’s able to plant his foot and come down to the line quickly, and he has solid fundamentals as a tackler, especially when it comes to wrapping up.
Though UCLA and Texas Tech were the two big names to come up when talking to the California 3-star, he does seem excited about the two offers he does already have.
“I like San Jose State a lot. I just went up there for an unoffiical and it was great,” Webb said. “I’m trying to set up an official visit to Idaho, and I like the defensive back coach up there.”
It’s going to be interesting to see how Webb’s recruitment shakes out in the next few months, but without a doubt he has the talent to make an impact at the college level.