Auburn? Alabama? How about none of the above? The state of Alabama’s “Mr. Football” winner has made his choice, and he’s heading across the state line to Mississippi State.
Three-star running back La’damian Webb committed to the Bulldogs on Wednesday morning, announcing his decision on Twitter.
— La'damian Webb (@webb_3ladamian) July 12, 2017
“First off I want to thank God for allowing me to be here and give me the talent to play the game of football,” Webb wrote, “and I also want to thank my family, friends and coaches for being a wonderful and positive influence in my life it has been a hard and long journey for me with my high school football recruiting process so with that being said I am going to Continue my football career at the next level to MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY”
Webb (5 feet 9, 190 pounds) plays for Opelika (Ala.) Beauregard, where he became the first junior ever to win Alabama’s “Mr. Football” award, in 2016. Webb rushed for 3,342 yards and had a state-record 53 total touchdowns last fall.
By winning the award, Webb follows in a long line of distinguished players, including T.J. Yeldon, Julio Jones, Carnell Williams and David Palmer. But Webb isn’t considered an elite-level prospect.
The Bulldogs won what was generally viewed as a head-to-head contest with Ole Miss for Webb’s commitment. The running back’s other Power Five offers included Missouri, Louisville, Utah and Indiana.
Webb becomes the 15th commitment and the first running back in a rapidly growing Mississippi State class for 2018.
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