Player Primer: Gavin Webb

I spoke with the speedy Gavin Webb on his goals for this season, his visits that are coming up and being a leader by playing out of position to help his team win.

You can find Gavin on Twitter @GavinWebb_4

Gavin Webb

Wide Receiver/Athlete
Springfield Southeast
Springfield, IL
Ht: 5’9″
Wt: 170 lbs
Class: 2017

Commitment status: Undecided

LPI: What were the most important things you did this offseason and are now doing in practice so you can improve this season?

GW: Most important things I have done this offseason was preparing my body for the next level by working out and increasing speed. I attended university camps and showcases to display and sharpened my skills. I used what I learned from experienced coaches at the camps to help out my teammates and I.

LPI: Where have you camped/showcased at this summer?

GW: Rivals (KC), Nike Regionals(Chi), Adidas Best of the Midwest, EFT Showcase, Louisville, Northwestern, Western Mich, Ball State, Western Kentucky, SEMO, NIU, IL State:

LPI: That sure is a lot of camps. Out of all of them, qhich camps do you think you stood out at the most at and why?

GW: I think I dominated at Lindenwood Showcase, earned my SEMO offer, got on more coaches radar after running 4.45. Rivals (KC) won many 1 on 1’s vs top DB’s. Northwestern camp, received more personal camp invites from coaches. Northern Illinois, tested well and dominated 1 on 1’s. SIUC camp, ran 4.4 and dominated DB’s and covered all WR’s. I received a 90 SPARQ rating at Nike in 40 degree weather. I have always felt you have to compete at your best when college coaches are watching and the lights are on.

LPI: Were you on any 7on7 teams this year? If so, how did it go for you?

GW: NexGen Elite in the Chicago league and I played Slot/WR for Next Level Beasts. We competed at Rockford IMG and placed 5th, We won the Indy IMG tournament and qualified for Nationals in Florida . Our team went 5-3 at IMG Nationals and made it to sweet 16. We had a strong showing against the top 7 on 7 teams from Texas, Atlanta and Florida.

LPI: You’re sitting on offers from a couple D1 schools. What are your greatest strengths or why should a school offer you?

GW: As of now, SEMO, Valparaiso, and Quincy. Strengths are speed, quickness, route running and a high football IQ. I have great hands and create separation from DB’s. I am a skilled athlete who can play multiple positions at an elite level. I am a true cover corner with great ball skills.

LPI: Offer or not, which schools have you kept in contact with the most?

GW: I keep in contact with all schools that have offered me. I also been in contact with Northern Illinois, Ball State, Army, Illinois State, Western Kentucky/IL, Iowa and Iowa St.

LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any visits coming up?

GW: SEMO, and have a few game day visits to attend and unofficial visits.

LPI: What’re your personal goals for this season?

GW: To dominate and be the best player on the field at all times. I would love to help my team/school be the first to earn a home playoff game, and make it to state. Lead the conference in passing and rushing yards with 6+ interceptions as DB.

LPI: You’re being recruited as a WR/ATH, but you’re playing QB this year for your team. What do you think that says about you and your character?

GW: It says I am a team leader, versatile and believe that it’s “team first”. The best athlete on the field has to have the ball in their hands at all times.

LPI: You guys finished at 4-5 last year and missed the playoffs. What is coach Lauber having your team focus on more this year so you guys can get back to the playoffs?

GW: Fundamentals and detail. Coming together as a team, fighting for one another and also utilizing each athlete in a position they are good at.

LPI: Who are some of your teammates that you believe have a chance to play at the next level?


Adrian Green: he is 6’1 WR/S. This kid makes plays and continues to show game speed, and sideline to sideline speed.

Mark Johnson: 6’1 WR. This kid has strong hands, large catching radius and very strong big body.

Tevin Loy: 6’4 OL/DT. Kid is super strong and blocks anyone who comes in front of him,gets after the QB and just a Junior.

Don Readus: 5’8 SS/Slot. Crazy hitter, runs routes very well and catches the rock.

DaReco Nix: CB/RB. Great cover corner with speed and quickness. Great 1st step and quick feet.

Dontaevez Smith:. 5’10 WR/OLB Works as hard as do and is willing to work to get better. Hard hitter and aggressive.

Trevyon Williams: 5’10 Slot. Talented 2 sport athlete with speed who can stretch the field and has soft hands.