June 14, 2013
Webb keeping busy with camps
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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Ohio State defensive back commit Damon Webb has had a busy week on the field between the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge last week and now participating in the annual Sound Mind, Sound Body event at Southfield high school in suburban Detroit.
The four-star member of the Rivals100 has made it a goal to get even better at the game of football during this offseason and has not shied away from any competition.
"The Rivals Challenge was an amazing experience," Webb said. "I was just blessed to be there and there was great competition and I felt like I got better over that weekend."
Webb's team went on to win the 7-on-7 event at Soldier Field in Chicago and now Webb has a chance to participate in a 7-on-7 with his Cass Tech high school team and took on a familiar team to Ohio State recruiting fans as the Tarblooders of Glenville high school made the trip to 'That State Up North' for a scrimmage of two storied programs. Of course the battle that many wanted to see is Webb going against fellow four-star, Marshon Lattimore.
"Marshon is a real good athlete and he has real good feet and he is really fast so your technique has to be right when you go up against a competitor like that," Webb said.
Strangely enough, Webb and Lattimore were roommates in Chicago so Thursday was not their first meeting.
"Marshon, he was a real cool guy," Webb said. "(Being his roommate) was my first time meeting him so I was trying to get to know him as a person and I really didn't have my recruiting hat on but I was just chilling and talking with him."
Don't expect Webb to keep the recruiting hat off for long with the likes of Lattimore and teammate Erick Smith.
"Most definitely," Webb said. "I just tell people with Ohio State that we plan to win National Championships and I know that is the main goal that coach (Urban) Meyer has so that is my main recruiting pitch."
The Sound Mind, Sound Body camp has been a big camp around the greater Detroit-area for years but is now attracting more players from beyond the borders of Michigan. Webb has been competing at the camp for several years and attributes a lot of his exposure to his time at the camp.
"This is just a great opportunity and I have been doing this camp since either 7th or 8th grade and they have brought me so much exposure," Webb said. " Last year after this camp, I performed at this camp and the day after the University of Michigan offered so this camp just gives you just great exposure. I would recommend it to anyone across the country."
Webb and his teammates will be heading to Alabama to visit the Crimson Tide after participating for a half-day on Friday. Should Ohio State fans be afraid of one of their top recruits heading down into Nick Saban's domain?
"No sir," Webb said with a smile. "That would definitely be an offer to have but I'd be like, 'No thank you'".
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