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Northwest behemoth has skills

There is a player in the northwest that could end up being one of the most sought after offensive linemen on the West Coast. Now that is saying something since he didn’t play a down of football as a junior due to an injury.
Keep your eyes on Mat Webb (6-7, 290, 5.1) from Vancouver (Wash.) Heritage.
Webb missed the 2003 season because he suffered an ACL injury but he is on the mend and will participate in track this spring.
An outstanding all-around athlete, besides football and track, Webb is was one point away from going to state in wrestling.
The interesting thing is the competitor who beat him by one point as a sophomore was a senior who went on to win the state.
Webb also finished eighth in the state in the discus as a sophomore with a fling of 51.
On the gridiron as a sophomore Webb was the best blocking lineman on the team and was a second-team all-league selection in 2002.
“Mat should have been selected first-team,” Heritage coach Pat King said. “We think he was overlooked because was only a sophomore and they gave it to senior.”
“We run the option and many times Matt makes more than one block a play,” King said. “He is the complete package.”
“Mat has great agility and long arms that really helps him in pass blocking,” King said. “He works hard in every thing he does.”
“Mat is going to be big time,” King said. “He’s a great kid and very coachable.”
“Mat is more of a quiet leader who leads by example,” King said. “He is an excellent role model for others on the team.
“Now that he has been given the okay, he’s going to get busy in the weight room and regain his strength,” King said. “Mat is back at 100%.”
Webb also played nose guard as a sophomore. He is definitely one to watch this recruiting season.
Washington, WSU, Oregon, and Oregon State are keeping a close eye on Webb.
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