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Texas Tech graduate quarterback Davis Webb has committed to the University of Colorado, as first reported by FOX Sports earlier Wednesday morning. He declared his intent to transfer last December.
Webb, who visited CU last weekend, canceled a planned trip to visit Auburn before ultimately deciding to commit to the Buffs.
Webb, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound force from Prosper, Texas, has seen action as a starting quarterback for the Red Raiders. In 2013, as a true freshman, Webb tossed 20 touchdowns and threw only nine interceptions while passing for 2,718 yards.
He shined in the 2013 Holiday Bowl, where his 403 passing yards and four touchdowns paved the way for an impressive 37-23 win over Arizona State. He also boasts a lifetime quarterback rating of 136.2.
A laundry list of unfortunate injuries limited his playing time in 2014 and 2015, but coaches applauded his professionalism and determination in his handling of the situations.
“Davis Webb exemplifies all the characteristics you describe in a successful student-athlete,” said Texas Tech Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt in a statement when Webb announced he would transfer. “His positive attitude, incredible work ethic and leadership abilities make him the type of young man that any coach would want in their locker room.”
Webb, who is eligible to play this upcoming season upon completing a few classes at Texas Tech this spring, could find himself being a key piece in the puzzle for a Colorado Buffaloes team looking for an elusive winning season and bowl berth.
With starting quarterback Sefo Liufau recovering from a Lisfranc fracture, an injury that could keep him off the field well into the summer, Webb could very well find himself at the helm of an offense with many returning starters that is looking to reach its true potential in terms of putting points on the board.
News of Webb’s decision comes as a relief for the Buffs, who just a few days ago, released former four-star transfer quarterback Sheriron Jones from his scholarship, allowing him to return to the University of Tennessee.
Come this summer, MacIntyre and his staff may very well have to consider demoting Liufau,, who’s a three-year starter for the Buffaloes. If Webb can stay healthy and get in a groove, it may turn out to be a very interesting preseason for coach Mac and the Buffs.
Given the Buffs’ tough schedule in 2016, it may be hard to resist starting a quarterback like Webb, who seems to possess a good football IQ and has experience against solid programs of the Big-12 Conference.
Webb is interviewed at Texas tech’s Media Day last summer
Webb’s highlights from the 2013 season