Brandon Webb, the 6-foot-4, 305 pound four-star offensive guard from Owasso, Okla., says he hopes to make a decision by the end of spring, while claiming he's still pretty open. Oklahoma, however, remains Webb's anticipated choice.
"I'm still looking at all the schools that have offered me," Webb said. "I just want to get a chance to check them out some more."
Webb, ranked as the nation's No. 11 offensive guard by Scout.com, has seven offers: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Tulsa.
He says he favors the Sooners slightly over Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Kansas and Arkansas, and grew up watching the Sooners because his dad, Terry Webb, played offensive guard there. "He tells me not to let the process get to me," he said of his father's advice. "He says to stay focused and he's been a real big help. It's not like he's pushing me to go to Oklahoma.
"The main reason I like Oklahoma is that they win," he said. "It's that simple. The coaches are great there and they are all cool and very intense. It's just a fun atmosphere there and it's only about two hours away."
In-state rival Oklahoma State is only about one and half hours from Webb's home. "They are a building program and really everything there is as good as Oklahoma or anywhere else," he said. "They are on the way to becoming a great program. They also have a great group of coaches. They are real players coaches."
From the schools that have offered him Webb has seen all the campuses except Missouri and Tulsa and admits he may not get a chance before he commits.
"All the schools have something to offer," he said. "They really aren't that different from each other. It's really all about the little things and about me being comfortable there.
"I want to focus on my season, so I'm not going to wait too long," he said. "I'll decide by the end of spring or early summer."
Besides the in-state programs Webb also likes Texas Tech, Kansas and Arkansas.
"Texas Tech is a real nice and laid-back atmosphere," he said. "Kansas coaches are really intense and they are very focused on winning.
"The new coaches at Arkansas are really fired up and ready to get things done," he said. "I think they'll do well there."
Webb says he benches 325 pounds and squats 500. He also says he runs a 5.15 forty.
"I have good footwork for my size and move pretty well," he said. "I can get to the spots quickly and with power. I played basketball too and that helped me with my movement.
"I still want to improve my strength and overall speed," he said. "I want to work on my pulling and be able to overpower guys and dominate more."
He says he wants to major in psychology and reports a 3.0 core GPA and is waiting on his first-time ACT results.