Damon Webb Makes Two For 2014

By Alex on January 13, 2013 at 5:41p
136 Comments

Most of Buckeye Nation was concentrating on the official visits of Vonn Bell, Corey Smith, Shelton Gibson, and Corn Elder, but one prospect's trip that flew under the radar this weekend was 2014 CB/WR Damon Webb of Detroit (MI) Cass Tech.

The 5-11/180 Webb made the trip down to Columbus for three days with his mother and father. After taking the time to get a deeper look at the university, including hearing about academic programs of interest and spending time with the staff, Webb decided to pull the trigger and committed to Urban Meyer over other favorites Michigan, Michigan State, and LSU.

Webb becomes the second member of Ohio State's recruiting class of 2014, following the pledge of Marcelys Jones on Christmas Day. He is a superb athlete that could play cornerback or wide receiver at the next level, but the Bucks recruited him for the secondary where he had 42 tackles with 7 interceptions, 10 pass breakups, and 4 forced fumbles as a junior.

He is rated as a four-star prospect, ranked as the eighth best cornerback, and slotted as the 82nd best player in the nation by the 247 Composite for the class of 2014.

The good times keep rolling for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes on the recruiting trail. Be sure to stay tuned to Eleven Warriors for the latest news.

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DannyBeane's picture

Welcome to the Buckeye family!

TheHannimal's picture

Just like nearly every great "M*ch*gan Man" has been from Ohio (players and coaches), I hope Webb ends up being an All-American more so than others. Great steal from the heart of skunk bear territory and from a pipeline school for them. Urban planting flags all over the country.
Real nice little Sunday funday for buckeye fans.

Rapping Bum's picture

THATS RIGHT BABBBBBAY

Help is on the way.

dbit's picture

From Cass Tech?! That's a steal!  Thankfully, not a good day for scUM

chromedomebuck's picture

Unreal!!! GREAT NEWS

Champions Bleed Scarlet & Gray

Lincoln's picture

Cass tech! So big.

Jugdish's picture

Urban is amazing. Grabbing a top DB from Cass Tech! Hoke is pissed, but he is trying to come up with the name of a meal between brunch and lunch.

Remember to get your wolverine spade or neutered. TBDBITL

brband64's picture

Holy crap. Sweet!

Smanpoint10's picture

Didn't see this coming...oh well great news!

Crimson's picture

Welcome to Mr. Webb, and nice grab out of MI!  I can honestly say that I had no idea what was in this gray box:

Justanut's picture

Welcome to the good guys, Damon!

kareemabduljacobb's picture


 
Keep 'em coming Urban!!

Citrus's picture

Awesome!!! Didn't see this one coming!

Smanpoint10's picture

Is this who you thought would commit when you gave us the gray box watch?

Alex's picture

Yep, how do you think the gray box got up so fast? Haha

BuckeyeAsylum's picture

This is why I love Alex's work.

Triv's picture

I feel Alex has gray boxes written for every single prospect with an OSU offer, and just posts it when they commit. Its unreal how great of a job you do Alex

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

NObuck-I-inTEAM's picture

I love how in the corner of the video it says maize and blue! Welcome to buckeye nation Damon!

osubuck57's picture

Hell Yes!!! WOW,didn't expect this one,at least not this early.Figured this one would go down to the end of 2013,between that team up north and us!!Awesome news!!

SCOTTC.

Nick's picture

Definitely a surprise 

CTBuckeyeFan's picture

Huge to pull this kid from Cass Tech, would be like scUM pulling a top rated recruit from Glenville.

Tengauge's picture

Exactly. I bet the blog is blowing up north right now.

OSU2002Grad's picture

Cass Tech? Wow. Didn't think it was possible.

tunehtraef's picture

I don't know if that is the grey box anyone expected, but we will certainly take a top notch player from a pipeline school for someone else.
Welcome to THE Ohio State University Damon!!!

labuck's picture

Wow! Great News!  Welcome Damon!

dbit's picture

Looks like he's got some pretty good ball skills, too.  Good video showing him vs Treadwell toward the end.

Unky Buck's picture

Wasn't the gray box I was hoping for (still waiting on Corey Smith) but I will gladly take this! That is a nice pull there.
Edit: Thanks to whoever evened that out.

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buckz4evr's picture

Welcome to the Ohio State University!!  Can't wait to read more about you! 

Philly White's picture

Congrats, young man!
Hi, Michigan fans :D

Nick's picture

Does this mean he doesn't visit Sparty next week?

buckeye76BHop's picture

Not who I thought but a GREAT start...right in tTUN's back yard.  Here I thought it would be Marshon....this may be better;-)

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

bergy22's picture

Who had this guy as our second for 2014? Not me but hot damn. Everybody on board. Michigan, Ohio, Georgia... don't matter.

Nick's picture

Yep pay attention 2014 guys. THIS WILL BE A SMALL CLASS, jump on the train before it leaves the station!

Bj Mullens over Sully's picture

Huge get!, this one is going to be interesting to watch along the way, but big win for Coach Meyer.

Favorite Buckeye: Obviously BJ Mullens

gnesq1's picture

oh those Michigan tears taste especially salty this afternoon....

Buckifan4Life's picture

No, they are sweet tears! They are just wonderful.

Like Scott Tennerman tears...

Ken-Yon Rambo's picture

Lolverine tears are the nectar of the gawds.  Sweet, tasty, and succulent.  Life sustaining.....

How firm they friendship...

Buckifan4Life's picture

Nice! Welcome to OSU Mr. Webb. Buckeye Nation is glad you are aboard.

Go Bucks!

TBDBITL0509's picture

I badly wish I could upvote staff right now...

AndyVance's picture

Best. Gif. Ever.
(Well, maybe not actually, but it's really, really, really far up the list.)

brband64's picture

It's...it's indescribably beautiful! It's like the Fourth of July!

TBDBITL0509's picture

It must be tough to be a Wolverine today. Love to see Urban steal one right out of Hoke's back yard!

buckeyedude's picture

Thumbs up! Love the hockey GIF, which is particularly insulting to an obnoxious TTUN fan.

 

 

Nick's picture
Bj Mullens over Sully's picture

Best tweet I've seen all day haha, love how pantoni uses twitter.

Favorite Buckeye: Obviously BJ Mullens

osu07asu10's picture

Congrats! Welcome to the family Damon!

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

LouGroza's picture

Had heard the name only by hearing ttun fans saying he was another lock to them. Great day even better! Welcome aboard Damon!

Jhesse17's picture

He sure brings the wood, but I'm a little worried about his speed. He doesn't run away from kids offensively or beat the angles defensively like a lot of other prospects do.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Welcome to tOSU Mr. Webb!!! 
 
A Cass Tech kid to tOSU is a very nice surprise!!!! 
 
 

buckz4evr's picture

Alex, will you be interviewing him today?

Alex's picture

Putting Miles on the job!

JasonBuck's picture

Alex, any worries abt a Cass tech player committing so early? Think this is the only one from tge weekend?

Nick's picture

I'm not he has visited scuM several times and has been to OSU three times.

Alex's picture

Definitely have to stay on him from here on out until he signs on the dotted line. I don't see any more commits today but maybe in the next few days.

JasonBuck's picture

Ya, they seem pretty convinced on mgo that they'll flip him much like we did Conley. However, he stays on board our secondary is going to be downright nasty in the coming years! Hopefully fill out our 2013 class in the coming days! Are you going to tell us what you heard that made you pessimistic with Bell?

ATXbucknut's picture

Let's recap what tOSU did to ttun today.

Buckeyeneer's picture

Putting in work up in MI is paying off.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

Nick's picture

Planting the FLAG

otrain2416's picture

Love this plant the flag at Cass Tech!!!!

ODEEZ330's picture

Wow huge get. Screw scum. Going to check out the meltdown.

O'Deez330
stark county football

highwire's picture

You really can't stay away from the computer for long in the Urban Era. Very excited for this commitment...Congratulations Mr. Webb!

DMcDougal24's picture

But... But... Cass Tech... Michigan pipeline.. Nice

Ethan's picture

Man, that highlight tape is impressive. Looks tough and athletic. What more could you want! Glad he's a Buckeye!

Crimson's picture

He looks great, and he is incredibly physical.  I loved the multiple blocks in one of those clips to get his teammate about 20 extra yards.  Too bad Roby won't be around to train him :)

Matt20Buckeye's picture

Thought you guys might enjoy seeing the reaction over at MGoblog haha
 
http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/damon-webb-commits-osu

DMcDougal24's picture

In sum: 
a) the world is ending; or
b) he will flip by NSD
one wise gentleman compared part b) to us saying that about Dymonte

los_bux08's picture

they also claim CB's from Cass Tech have never amounted anything anyways. Go Bucks!

jestertcf's picture

That forum format made my eyes scream. I had no idea what was happening.

~Because we couldn't go for three~

Phillips.449's picture

I was thinking the exact same thing. That site is hard to follow. May have been all of the blue and yellow too. :)

buckeyedude's picture

I know what you're saying, Phillips. The MGoblog website is set up almost like a person wearing a plaid shirt with polka dot pants. Clashes and hurts the eyes.

 

 

Unky Buck's picture

It took me awhile to catch on. They hide comments that don't receive good scores and it made it all the more confusing. Plus the subject of the topic is either a sentence that continues in the body of the post or just part of the first sentence in the body of the post. Whoever put this site together must've gone the route of the football players and partook in the General Studies curriculum instead of actually focusing on actual webdesign...

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

I'm over there now - between the BBall game and the Webb commit - it is not a very happy place!  It's cracking me up!!!  My favorite thus far:  I HATE LOSING TO THOSE FUCKING INBREDS!!!  Bwaaa haa haaa

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Nkohl13's picture

 How is their program better than ours? Because they had a soft schedule this year and we didn't? They aren't recruiting better than us. So what is it? Don't say because they went 12-0. If we miss ND and Bama (like they did) and had them and Neb at home, we may have been 12-0 too.

Probably the funniest comment I read.

buckeyechad's picture

That's great haha. "12-0? That's not even that great. If we hadn't lost 5 games we would've been in the exact same position!"

Unky Buck's picture

Apparently the Mayans meant that the world would end January 13, 2013...they were way off.

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buckeyedude's picture

Thanks Matt. My favorite post was from this guy:

BeileinBuddy 
Joined: 11/11/2009
MGoPoints: 487 

"MAKE IT STOP! *returns to fetal position*"

 

 

ODEEZ330's picture

Webb says he's done with recruiting. Not taking anymore visits n urb will be at school Monday per bucknuts article. Lovely

O'Deez330
stark county football

buckeyechad's picture

Love it. Urb going to Michigans "pipeline" to let the rest of them know where to go if you want championships.

LouGroza's picture

Webbs dad says he is solid to OSU and will not flip to ttun. Loves coach Coombs and has known for awhile where he was headed. Sounds as solid as it can possibly be.

Nick's picture

Also nice to see Malcolm Jenkins' name come up

popeurban's picture

Awesome stuff, thanks Nick!

jestertcf's picture

Conley, Lee, Apple, Burrows, Thompson and now Webb? This secondary is going to be ri-donk-ulous.

~Because we couldn't go for three~

toad1204's picture

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

DMcDougal24's picture

Webb said in ESPN article that he's ready to recruit for OSU, and he's starting in Michigan. 

ODEEZ330's picture

Malik Mcdowell plz!

O'Deez330
stark county football

BSTP DeCon's picture

Welcome to Ohio State, Mr. Webb. You just made the smartest choice of your life!

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Surprised this hasnt been pointed out yet, but this proves that all people from the state up north aren't stupid.

Read my entire screen name....

Triv's picture

Love how on Mgo they are saying "Just wait till Urban loses 3-4 next year"
Have you seen our schedule?
I hate to put pressure on us but anything less than undefeated is a bust.
That being said, welcome to the family Webb, may many titles come your way

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

Kevbo714's picture

Welcome to the Buckeyes!  Best of luck to him while he finishes out his high school tenure, and even more luck when he gets to Columbus!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

bukyze's picture

Absolutely awesome!  2014 recruiting is going to be a hell of a ride!

theobi's picture

Can't wait to see the rest of this class fill out. Off to a great start already!

kareemabduljacobb's picture

A couple quotes from Webb off Bourivals article he just released on ESPN a lil bit ago:
 
“I can’t wait to be a Buckeye,” Webb said. “I’m going to recruit for them. I’m going to get in touch with other players and see where their heads are at. But I’m going to start in Michigan first.” 
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“What grabbed me was the atmosphere, the academics and the winning aspect of their program,” Webb said. “It was a no-brainer. I want to win and I feel like Ohio State is that winning program. Sooner or later we’ll be winning national championships under Coach Meyer.” 
 
http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/colleges/osu/post?id=7067
 

Rapping Bum's picture

If I was a Michigan supporter, the part about academics would really grate me.  UM is a better school, academically at least, than OSU.  FWIW, I graduated from OSU in March '10.
 
I'm prepared for a lot of downvotes....
 

Help is on the way.

Nick's picture

That sounds good on paper but look at what the athletes are taking at Michigan compared to what they are taking at Ohio State.

Rapping Bum's picture

Agreed, what's the go-to major up there?  
 
Specialized studies, or something?

Help is on the way.

BostonBuck's picture

Rapping bum, Harder to get in. Better? Big difference.

Rapping Bum's picture

OSU is a difficult school to get into now, at least for non-athletes.

Help is on the way.

kareemabduljacobb's picture

I hate how people compare one schools academics to another... Really, a teacher can only teach so much... It's up to the individual on how much work he wants to put in to learn.  Theoretically you could learn just as much at a Community College as you do at a normal university, if you apply yourself.

Rapping Bum's picture

You can always just go to the library.
The library is free, at least.

Help is on the way.

FROMTHE18's picture

also, it depends on what you study...OSU is one hell of an academic institution and that part seems to get lost in the mix...the resources, the opportunities, and the overall educational experience is 2nd to very very few if not none

Rapping Bum's picture

I agree.  OSU is still a great school, but I wouldn't say it's better than Michigan.

Help is on the way.

BostonBuck's picture

Well it is in FOOTBALL and as of today basketball. Yahooooooo!

The band is better it's also farther away from detroit and, and Michigan sucks :)

kareemabduljacobb's picture

All I know is if you want to be a sports analyst when it's all said and done, go to tOSU... How many Buckeyes are even out there now?  Herby, Speilman, Smith, George, Kellogg, Galloway, Jackson... and I'm probably missing some?

Rapping Bum's picture

Jim Lachey, Krenzel, and Dimitrious Stanley, all of those guys are on 97.1 The Fan.

Help is on the way.

cinserious's picture

Urban Meyer

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

Jangs78's picture

its like Christmas all over again!

theobi's picture

Maybe instead of "Ohio," Michigan fans should start calling us "Daddy"

BuckeyeChief's picture

Don't say because they went 12-0. If we miss ND and Bama (like they did) and had them and Neb at home, we may have been 12-0 too.
-mgoblog

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

Nick's picture

Solid reasoning.

If we don't play 2/3 good teams we played this year and had a different schedule we could have be undefeated as well

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

If they hadn't been better than us, M*chigan wouldn't have lost.

-Mgo logic.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

southbymidwest's picture

Yes MGo bloggers, as my grandfather was fond of saying, "If if was a horse, we'd all go for a trot." As my kids would say, "whatever" complete with a dismissive hand wave.
Oh, and welcome to the good guys Mr. Webb. May you have a great time here athletically, academically, and personally.

Devin1024's picture

Welcome good sir!

Hovenaut's picture

They may recruit down here to death, but every now and then we get up there and show them how the better half lives.

Welcome aboard Mr. Webb, you have chosen wisely.

I am not the Last Dragon, therefore I do not possess the power of the Glow.

dubjayfootball90's picture

damn, welcome Mr. Webb.... Nasty 1 on 1 skills, for sure.

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Welcome to the family. I wonder what program he was interested that made him become a buckeye and not go to Michigan which academically is a better school. Either way I'll take it! 
 
Sidenote: Glenville is to Ohio State as Cass Tech is to Michigan. Just shows how big of a pick up this is!

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

osu_que's picture

Sports journalism

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Kerry Coombs recruited him, of course he was going to wear Scarlet & Gray.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

D-Day0043's picture

I am dying to find out how it went with the other recruits this weekend..

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

Doc's picture

Welcome young one.  Now go out and help recruit for us.

"Say my name."

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

He knows that those who wear maize and blue will be 8-5. Damon also knows those who wear scarlet and gray will be 12-0, or 13-0 or 14-0 with Big 10 titles and National titles. Or 13-1 at the very least.

sir rickithda3rd's picture

to my surprise there were a lot of fans over there understanding we have a better program right now. furthermore, they are already ok with letting hoke the joke go. they understand what urbs means to this program... most of them didnt seem to be blind homers. go bucks and god bless urban meyer!!

mark may wins douchebag of the year... again

BuckeyeKrime's picture

God... Seeing the fans of that team up North all butthurt over this and going crazy on mgoblog... just makes this sunday even better.
 
Oh... and reading this mgoblog just made me realize how stupid some michigan fans can really be. Did find some rational ones though.
this got me though
If he wants to try to tackle Derrick Green when he continuously breaks through to the buckeyes secondary, let him.

I guess they don't know we have actually recruited a Dline unlike them.

Bolt's picture

"Stats are huge, and OSU has went 25-4 in football/basketball combined since 04'. Sporadic, yes. But this is unacceptable."
- as pulled from one of the rational MGo users arguing with a guy claiming ttun's programs have been on par with tOSUs.

USMCBUCKEYE82's picture

Welcome to the greatest University... and football program! Can't wait to see you wear the scarlet and grey!

bigbadbuck's picture

I love on the highlight reel it says maize and blue....................like maybe they totally expected him to go to missagain