Webb ready for challenge of D1 ball, signs with Tulane

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 2/4/22

“It’s been great this whole year, really a wild ride,” Webb said. “I’m just so grateful for my teammates and friends and family. It’s been a great year and a great season. I’m just ready to elevate it to the next level.”

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Webb ready for challenge of D1 ball, signs with Tulane

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Kentrell Webb has always had a goal in mind through his high school career.

Find himself the best collegiate program that can help him continue his football career, not just through college, but potentially professionally.

Webb kept his options open through his senior season and even into the new year. Piling up offers from a number of programs and figuring out what would be the best fit for him.

Webb officially made his decision on Wednesday, as the Paetow senior signed to play football at Tulane University.

“It’s a great culture and for me it was like I was finding a new family,” Webb said. “They treated me like family out there. I just felt like this was the place for me because of the way they treated me and the situation is good where I can come in and play. I want to elevate to the next level.”

Webb was instrumental in Paetow’s state title run last season and Paetow head coach B.J. Gotte called him the “heart and soul” of the defense a number of times.

 “He’s such a well rounded leader and athlete,” Gotte said. “The thing that was so impressive to me was watching him grow from the time he was in eighth grade to his senior year. The type of person and leader he has become, it just makes me really proud.”

Over the course of his senior year, Webb accumulated 46 tackles, 10 interceptions, six tackles for loss, one sack and one fumble recovery.

“It’s been great this whole year, really a wild ride,” Webb said. “I’m just so grateful for my teammates and friends and family. It’s been a great year and a great season. I’m just ready to elevate it to the next level.”

Tulane made an impression on Webb, who was a three year starter for the Panthers.

“They have a really good strength program as well as football program,” Webb said. “As a person you have to think about the education, and it’s a really good education I’ll be getting. You get those two things together and it was an easy decision. I just felt like definitely I have to do it.”

Webb had offers from Texas State, Stephen F. Austin, Air Force and Houston Baptist among others. He will face competition as Tulane has also added two safeties through the transfer portal this offseason and is bringing in another safety in their ’22 signing class.

But that is just more motivation for Webb, and he can’t wait to get to New Orleans and start to prove himself.

“I’m feeling it, it’s great,” Webb said. “I’m ready to start getting workouts in and I’m already talking to the coaches about getting the playbooks and stuff. I’m just hoping to come in, play early and make my mark. I just want to prove myself and once I do, hopefully I can make it to the NFL.”

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