By Alvin Richardson
Morgan County senior defensive standout M.J. Webb has decided to make his college home at the University of South Carolina. That decision was made last Friday during a visit with Carolina Head Coach Will Muschamp and defensive line coach Lance Thompson who was Webb’s primary recruiter. According to Morgan County Head Coach Bill Malone Webb had about 70 offers from Division I schools all over the country. He had made unofficial visits to Ohio State, Tennessee, Kentucky, Clemson, Auburn, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Georgia among others.
Webb, a 6’3” 280 pound lineman, projects as a defensive tackle in the college game but according to Malone the defensive scheme at South Carolina will allow Webb to play at multiple positions including tackle and rush end.
“This wasn’t a snap decision for M.J.” said Malone. “He took his time and made plenty of visits but in the end he really liked the idea of playing for a head coach (Muschamp) who was defensive-minded.”
In addition to his great size Webb possesses quick feet, good hands, is athletic and powerful enough to move the line of scrimmage in such a way that opponents often have to double team him allowing other players to make plays.
Webb is likely the most sought after recruit in the long history of Morgan County High School football. Although there have been plenty of others who have gone on to play in college the big senior has garnered more interest than any other player in several decades.