It’s never too early to look far ahead.
With that in mind, Miami offered Treyaun Webb, one of the best players from the Jacksonville, Fla., area in the Class of 2023.
The 6-foot, 170-pound Webb, who attends Trinity Christian Academy as a seventh-grader, is a versatile athlete who plays both defensive back and wide receiver.
— Treyaun Webb (@w_treyaun) May 3, 2018
The Hurricanes are extremely familiar with the powerhouse North Florida program.
Former Miami defensive tackle Kendrick Norton, who was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the 2018 NFL Draft, and current Hurricanes safety Derrick Smith came from Trinity Christian.
Additionally, Trinity Christian running back Marcus Crowley, who is part of the 2019 recruiting class, is committed to Miami.
Webb is taking his first ACC offer in stride.
“It’s a blessing. I still have a long way to go and a lot of work to do,” Webb said. “But to be offered as a 13-year-old seventh-grader is a blessing.”
Webb has earned recognition and numerous awards during his career, recently being named seventh-grade MVP at the Future Stars Game camp in Jacksonville.
“Winning the FSG MVP felt good because all my hard work paid off, and I was glad to show the coaches what I could bring to the table,” Webb said. “I felt like I did good and performed well, but I still need to work on things. At the camp, I learned that you have to be patient and learn how to break on the ball faster. The best thing I did at the camp was when I was playing off and somebody ran a double move and I didn’t bite on the first move and I was able to break on the ball at the highest point.”
Webb tries to pattern his style of play offensively and defensively after two dynamic playmakers.
“I look up to two players: Odell Beckham Jr. and Jalen Ramsey,” Webb said of the New York Giants receiver and Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback. “I look up to them because they both are smart; they play big, are confident and they can back it up. Plus they have a love for the game.”
Webb, who is being recruited by Miami coach Todd Hartley, said the Hurricanes are open-minded about his eventual position.
“They only saw me run the ball this spring,” Webb said. “It’s still early so a lot can change. I still have another five years before I will know how colleges will actually use me. The doctor is projecting me to be around 6-foot-3, so a lot may change.”
Webb has yet to visit Miami or Valdosta State, the school that gave him his first offer.
“My coaches at Trinity do a great job of keeping us focused and teaching us to trust the process,” Webb said. “Right now, at 13-years-old I’m just focusing more on my academics. There will be plenty of time for college visits as I get older.”
As a middle school student, Webb still has plenty of time to make his commitment. However, he loves the legacy of The U and is intrigued by the possibility of being the next in the pipeline of Trinity Christian athletes to rock the orange and green.
“It’s a rich tradition. I love it,” Webb said. “Hopefully, in a few years a few more of us Trinity Christian Academy guys can keep the tradition going.”