If you take a scroll through Treyaun Webb’s forty-four scholarship offers you’ll find that Oklahoma had some pretty alarming competition in recruiting the top running back for the 2023 recruiting class. Webb’s decision came down to Oklahoma, Georgia, and Ohio State but with offers on the table from Alabama, Florida, Michigan, USC and a host of other Power Five schools it’s easy to see why OU fans would still have some anxiety about a recruit who can’t sign his Letter of Intent for another seventeen months.
In the wake of the Sooners losing Camar Wheaton (2021) and Jase McClellan (2020) to Alabama, on the eve of National Signing Day, you’ll have to understand why Oklahoma fans are celebrating Webb’s commitment but also mumbling, “2023 is a long way off” under their breaths. That’s why Webb’s Sunday morning announcement is all the more important – his recruitment is now shut down.
The 6-0/188 running back from Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida) seems to be the “can’t miss” star running back that has eluded Lincoln Riley since taking the helm of the OU program. Steve Wiltfong, of 247Sports, labeled Webb as a “franchise running back“. Currently he is the lone member of Oklahoma’s 2023 recruiting class but all by himself he’s enough to rank the Sooners with the #6 recruiting class nationally with 247Sports.
Immediately drawing comparisons to Kennedy Brooks, who has logged two 1,000 yard seasons at Oklahoma, everyone thinks highly of Webb. Andrew Ivins (247Sports Southeast Recruiting Analysts) describes Webb as follows.
“A methodical runner that’s always looking to bounce things outside and beat defenders to the edge. Shifty in the open field and can carve up a defense with his quick little cutbacks. Absorbs contact better than most and seems to understand the value in always falling forward, or at least trying to get north before being taken to the ground.”
With praise like that, and a 6.3 yards per carry average as a sophomore in 2020, the Nick Saban’s and Clay Helton’s of the college football world aren’t going to quit calling. That said, it should make Oklahoma fans rest easy knowing that Webb is going to quit answering.
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