AUBURN, Alabama — Davis Webb’s long, winding and confusing journey on the transfer market appears to have ended.
The former Texas Tech quarterback is transferring to California and will be eligible immediately, according to FOX Sports. Webb planned to transfer to Colorado, but word leaked via ESPN he was interested (for a second time) in visiting Auburn. That visit never happened and Webb’s secretive process left Auburn fans wondering what was going on throughout the offseason.
“I am keeping this private,” he told SEC Country in April. “It’s a big choice for myself, that’s why I am keeping it to myself.”
Webb never visited Auburn.
Auburn will have five quarterbacks on scholarship when preseason camp begins in August:Jeremy Johnson, Sean White, Tyler Queen, John Franklin III and freshman Woody Barrett. Webb will be immediately eligible wherever he enrolls this summer. He is expected to graduate from Texas Tech in May.
Webb had previously told FOX Sports he planned to visit Auburn in February before committing to Colorado in January.
“I just know it’s a good fit with Colorado,” Webb told FOX Sports. “I really like what Coach Mac (Mike MacIntyre) and (OC) Coach (Brian) Lindgren are doing with the offense. I like that they are scheduled to play eight preseason Top 25 teams. I’ll have a good chance to showcase my ability on the road at Oregon and at Michigan. I will get plenty of exposure to pursue my dream of playing in the NFL.
“I really feel Colorado is just a couple of players from taking that next step to where the Colorado Buffaloes have been before (in the Top 25) and where Colorado should be.”
Webb was rated a three-star, pro-style prospect out of Prosper, Texas in 2013. He started 10 games as a freshman and threw for 2,718 yards and 20 touchdowns with nine interceptions while completing 62.6 percent of his passes.