[rl]Detroit Cass Tech junior cornerback Damon Webb went into an unofficial visit this weekend at Ohio State with an idea he may come out a Buckeye commitment, but the four-star prospect was not sure until he was able to do the whole campus tour.
"I have known for a minute now and it's been bouncing around in my head for awhile," Webb said. "Definitely during this visit when they took us on a tour of the academic facilities, when my parents and I saw that it really sealed it."
Webb and his parents arrived in Columbus Saturday for a two-day unofficial visit. By Saturday night, the family had gathered and were ready to inform the Ohio State coaches of the decision.
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"Last night we sat down and talked about it," Webb said. "I told my parents this was the school I wanted to go to. My dad, he was on board with it, but my mom wanted to see more of the academic side. Once she saw that, she was on board.
"When I told Coach Meyer I wanted to be a Buckeye, he gave my mom and dad a big hug and me a big hug. He talked all weekend about how he only wants the top guys."
The 6-foot, 175-pound Webb is a Rivals250 to Watch List member and one of the top defensive backs in the Midwest for the 2014 class. Besides the academic and campus aspects of the school, Webb is also excited to be a part of what he sees developing in Columbus from a football standpoint.
"I've seen what Coach Urban Meyer is doing with the program and I feel like sooner or later he is going to be contending for a national championship," he said. "I definitely see early playing time at the cornerback position if I come in and play hard."
Besides Ohio State, Webb held offers from Illinois, Indiana, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, West Virginia and Wisconsin but he is happy to have his recruitment over a year before he has to sign a national letter of intent.
"It's definitely relief and excitement about the future," Webb said. "Now I can just focus on school, passing the ACT and on the football field, getting better. I am not visiting any other schools. I am solid with my commitment."