A Georgia defensive end prospect is looking to get away from home as he picks his college and his recruitment picks up. Despite his intention to enroll early and intense interest from several SEC schools, he still plans to take it all in and make the best decision.
Four-star defensive end MJ Webb participated in Big Cat Weekend at Auburn on Saturday and has a lot on his mind when it comes to his recruiting. He enjoyed his time at Auburn and told SEC Country’s Jeff Sentell that Auburn is among his favorite schools, and among the schools going after him the hardest.
“(I am looking for) just a place where I can call home if I wasn’t playing football,” Webb said. “If football was not a factor in my decision, can I see myself coming to the school? I could see myself coming to Auburn if it wasn’t a factor. But I want to go to the other places and see how I fit in there.”
Webb said Auburn was hitting the right notes when it came to non-football recruiting. He likes that Auburn is still relatively close to his home in Madison, Ga., but not too close — that proximity turned him off to nearby Georgia and could be a deterrent in considering Georgia Tech, even if the school is coming after him hard.
After his time on campus this week, there is definitely a lot of positive feelings about Auburn, its camps and its program. When Sentell asked Webb if Auburn was the favorite, he said “I guess you could say that.” But he followed it up by saying, “I just have to wait it out and see how it goes.”
Webb still plans to take his time with his recruitment and give all the schools their chance. He has had long conversations with Tennessee and South Carolina, too. Webb said he had just come from Knoxville before Big Cat Weekend and planned another trip to Tennessee later on this month. He also said he would visit South Carolina next week and spoke highly of his relationship with coach Will Muschamp.
His family will play a big role in his decision.
“I still got a ways to go,” Webb said. “I want to get my grandmother out to the other places so she can see the schools and everything. It was her first visit with me. We are going to South Carolina on Monday and she is going to come with me then. I want her to get a feel for the places also that I go visit.”
Webb said he plans to enroll early but most likely will not make a decision on his college choice until after his senior season.