Ohio State football recruiting can be a wild ride full of twists and turns as recruits from all over the country maneuver their way to signing day. Lettermen Row is here to help navigate the tumultuous roads by getting to the heart of the matter with the young football players and Ohio State coaches and staff members themselves. Today’s guest is 5-star 2023 athlete Treyaun Webb.
It had been a few years since Buckeyes running backs coach Tony Alford saw Treyaun Webb.
Now a standout 5-star athlete at Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian, Webb was just in the eighth grade the last time that he was in the presence of the Ohio State assistant. Alford was recruiting Marcus Crowley at the time, trying to land the Gatorade Player of the Year in Florida in the fall of 2018.
Now, three years later, Alford and Crowley are recruiting Webb, trying to show the 6-foot, 200-pound running back why Ohio State is right for him. The first real attempt to do that happened this past week when Webb made his first unofficial visit with the Buckeyes. He spent two days in Columbus and left town with a renewed perspective in his recruitment.
“I loved everything about them,” Webb told Lettermen Row. “They really made me feel like a priority. They are the team to beat.
“Marcus helped me a lot, showing me around. He talked to me about Coach Alford and how he coaches.”
During his recent visit, Treyaun Webb got an up-close-and-personal view of Alford’s style. The Ohio State coach worked out the No. 34-ranked sophomore player and gave him his first real taste of what is expected from a collegiate running back. A former Georgia commitment, Webb left Ohio State wondering if he was ready to make another early college choice.
Why did he slow down? How close is he with Tony Alford? What does Treyaun Webb think about maybe playing defense and the next level? How concerned is he about playing with fellow 5-star running back Richard Young?
The big-time talent joined Birminology on Lettermen Row to talk about his recruitment, his busy summer and more.